Freddie King

Birth Name:
Fred King
Birth Date:
September 3, 1934
Birth Place:
Gilmer, Texas
Death Date:
December 28, 1976
Place of Death:
Dallas, Texas
Cause of Death:
Stomach ulcers and acute pancreatitis
Cemetery Name:
Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Known as one of the Three Kings of Blues (along with Albert King and B.B. King) Freddie King was the stylistic heir to T-Bone Walker and B.B. King. He would have been remembered as a great Texas blues legend had not been the for the fact he moved Chicago. Between 1960 and 1964 he recorded over 100 sides that are now considered the definitive interpretations of blues standards including Hideaway and I'm Goin' Down. Ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 25th greatest guitar player, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery

7405 W Northwest Highway

Dallas, Texas, 75225


North America


Grave Location:

Garden of Prayer, Block 6, Lot 35, Space 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery veer left at the intersect just past the office. Stay to the left past the Mother of Mary statue and drive past the large mausoleum on your right. Continue straight ahead, past the fireman statue, and head for the white boundary fence. Park 30 feet past the large above-ground Adams monument on your left (across from the Garden of Devotion) and walk through the section on your left (just past the Lipscomb bench) and continue into the Garden of Prayer another 50 feet to his simple, flat marker.

Grave Location GPS

32.868100, -96.780000

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