Ted Daffan

Birth Name:
Theron Eugene Daffan
Birth Date:
September 21, 1912
Birth Place:
Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
Death Date:
October 6, 1996
Place of Death:
Houston, Texas
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Ted Daffan was a country music performer (with his band the Texans) and songwriter noted for composing the seminal "Truck Driver's Blues" and two much covered country anthems of unrequited love, "Born to Lose" and "I'm a Fool to Care". His music has been covered by such diverse artist as Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, Elton John and Ringo Starr.

Fun Fact

Although not a household name, Ted Daffan nonetheless hasĀ been inducted into the Academy of Country Music, the Texas Swing Music, the Western Swing Society, the Texas Steel Guitar Association, the State of Louisiana, and the Nashville Songwriters Association Halls of Fame.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery

6900 Lawndale

Houston, Texas, 77023


North America


Map of Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas

Grave Location:

Section 20, Lot 244, Space 6

Grave Location Description

His large monument can easily be seen from the road

Grave Location GPS

29.7184778, -95.3040248



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