Rufus Thomas Jr.

Birth Name:
Rufus Thomas Jr.
Birth Date:
March 26, 1917
Birth Place:
Cayce, Mississippi
Death Date:
December 15, 2001
Place of Death:
St. Frances Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
New Park Cemetery
Rufus Thomas was a rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, and DJ Memphis, Tennessee who is best known for his novelty dance records "Walking the Dog" (1963), "Do the Funky Chicken"

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

New Park Cemetery

4536 Horn Lake Road

Memphis, Tennessee, 38119


North America

Grave Location:

Park Section

Grave Location Description

From main entrance, turn left and stop. On your right is the Park Section. The grave is approximately eight rows into the garden.

Grave Location GPS

35.0248333, -90.0678333


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