Songwriter Sammy Johns Dies
January 9, 2013 at 7:52 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of songwriter, SAMMY JOHNS who passed away on FRIDAY (1/4) at the age of 66. JOHNS sang and wrote the 1975 hit “Chevy Van,” and then went on to write for Country artists such as WAYLON JENNINGS, CONWAY TWITTY and JOHN CONLEE.
SAMMY was found unconscious on the floor of his GASTONIA, NC home. Family believe that he may have suffered a stroke or electrocution while repairing an old lamp.
“He always planned to make music his life. Music was his life. Everything revolved around it,” said JOHNS’s nephew, RAY FINCHUM.
Services for SAMMY JOHNS are scheduled for TODAY at 2p (ET) in BELMONT, NC.