Marty Robbins

Birth Name:
Martin David Robinson
Birth Date:
September 26, 1925
Birth Place:
Glendale, Arizona
Death Date:
December 8, 1982
Place of Death:
St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Cardiovascular disease, lung and kidney failure following quadruple bypass surgery
Cemetery Name:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Claim to Fame:
Marty Robbins was country music's most versatile singer and consistent hitmaker. His early recordings saw him veer from tear-stained ballads and honky-tonks to rockabilly and pop. Best known for his string of gunfighter ballads, Robbin's musical integrity made him one of the most beloved entertainers by his fans and within the Nashville music scene. And if you still don't know who Marty Robbins is - listen to the song "El Paso" and that will probably jog a memory cell or two.

Fun Fact

When the Nashville community was stunned by the sudden deaths of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes, Marty Robbins wrote the song “Two Little Boys” for Hawksaw’s widow Jean Shepard. He then transferred the copyright to Hawkshaw’s sons so they would receive royalties from the sales of the record.

Turns out the singing cowboy was also a gentleman with class.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum

660 Thompson Lane

Nashville, Tennessee, 37204


North America


Grave Location:

Garden of Gethsemane, Lot 15-B, Space 1

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery, drive past the office building to the road behind the office. Turn left and drive while staying to the right. Drive past the historic wood house and pond (on your left) and park 100 feet past the pond. Walk 300 feet to the top of the hill on you left and look for his large, flat bronze tablet with the ever-present flowers. You’ll either find Marty or his good friend Webb Pierce who has a monument that looks identical nearby.

Grave Location GPS

36.118118, -86.763500

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