Country music songwriter Jim Nesbitt drew critical acclaim for songs that drew both
laughter and critical acclaim.
His son says his father died Thursday in his South Carolina home of congestive heart
failure. He was 75, and would have turned 76 on December First.
Nesbitt was known by some as the 'King of Country Comedy.' He made the charts 13
times between 1961 and 1970, including "Looking for More in '64" that climbed to
Number Seven on the Billboard charts and "Please Mr. Kennedy," which came in at
Number Eleven in 1961.
Another song, "Runnin' Bare," was a novelty version of Johnny Preston's Number One
pop hit "Running Bear."
Nesbitt's son said his dad was always joking around, right up until his death.
The public is invited to either the visitation, Saturday from 5pm to 7pm, or the
funeral which will be Sunday at 2:00pm at the funeral home on Broad Street in Darlington.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA
23058-5216 or Carolinas Hospice, 121 East Cedar St, Florence, SC 29501 or the charity
of one's choice.
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