Eddie Kendricks

Birth Name:
Eddie James Kendrick
Birth Date:
December 17, 1939
Birth Place:
Union Springs, Alabama
Death Date:
October 5, 1992
Place of Death:
Baptist Medical Center-Princeton, Birmingham, Alabama
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
Elwood Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Eddie Kendricks was an American R&B singer and songwriter noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style. Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group the Temptations and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. He was the lead voice on such hit songs as "The Way You Do the Things You Do", "Get Ready", and "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)". As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the number-one single "Keep On Truckin'".

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Elwood Cemetery

600 Martin Luther King Jr Drive

Birmingham, Alabama, 35211


North America


map of Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham Alabama

Grave Location:

Block 47, Lot 257

Grave Location Description

Once you locate Block 47, look for the intersection with the road between Blocks 24 and 25. Eddie is buried two rows behind a marker with the name Baker on it and on the back side of the Simpson marker (approximately 50 feet from the road).

Grave Location GPS

33.48792556444, -86.8493550887

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