Marty Robbins

robbins1September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982

Martin David Robinson (Marty Robbins) was a singer, actor and sometime NASCAR driver who found his career by way of the Navy and a small-time Phoenix television show. His major country hits “El Paso” and “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation” were also successful on the pop charts. Robbins appeared in a couple of films such as Guns of a Stranger and the Clint Eastwood movie, Honkytonk Man. In his spare time, Marty liked to race cars. Like, professionally. He managed to race in some of NASCAR’s biggest races such as Daytona and Talladega. He even landed a couple of top 10 finishes despite only doing it as a glorified hobby. He once illegally removed the restrictors from his own carburetor because he “just wanted to see what it was like to run up front for once.” Marty Robbins suffered 3 heart attacks in the last years of his life. He died at the age of 57 following heart surgery. The west Texas town of El Paso later named a park after him.


Woodlawn Memorial Park – Nashville, TN

Specific Location

Gethsemane; Just to the west of the smallest tree in this hilly section, Marty and his wife’s full-sized markers are fairly easy to spot among the smaller ones.



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