Wes Montgomery

Birth Name:
John Leslie Montgomery
Birth Date:
March 6, 1923
Birth Place:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Death Date:
June 15, 1968
Place of Death:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
New Crown Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Guitar historians can easily trace a line through all the major influential artists from Lonnie Anderson to Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Often that line of brillance ends at Wes Montgomery. Noted for his incrediable single note runs using his thumb, his style of jazz guitar was relaxed, unencumbered yet full of beauty and genius

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

New Crown Cemetery

2101 Churchman Ave

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46203


North America


Grave Location:

Section 20

Grave Location Description

Upon entering the cemetery drive straight ahead to Section 21 and turn right onto Montgomery Road. Turn left to Section 20 and the grave is the ninth space from the corner in the third row.

Grave Location GPS

39.739967, -86.115383



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