Jack Anglin: Age 46 | Cause Of Death: CAR CRASH


(b.13 March 1916, on a farm near Columbia, Williamson County, Tennessee, d. 7 March 1963)

Jack worked at a local hosiery mill and here became acquainted with his future wife, Louise and through her, her brother Johnnie Wright. At the time Wright, his wife Muriel ( Kitty Wells) and Louise were regulars on WSIX as Johnnie Wright And The Harmony Girls. The two men became friends and when, in 1939, the Anglin Brothers disbanded, Jack was soon performing with Wright as Johnnie Wright And The Happy Roving Cowboys with Jack Anglin. In 1940, they became Johnnie And Jack, who enjoyed much success as a vocal duo until Jack Anglin’s career came to an untimely end in 1963. Driving alone to attend a memorial service for Patsy Cline not far from his home, he rounded a bend on New Due West Avenue in Madison at high speed, crashed and was instantly killed. No other vehicle was involved.  Alternate take: While driving to Patsy’s memorial, he lost control and plunged down an embankment. Although he was still alive when pulled from the wreckage, he was DOA at the hospital. ~ Metroactive