LUBBOCK, Texas — Singer and songwriter Mac Davis will be laid to rest on Monday (October 5) during a private family ceremony in Lubbock. However, a processional will be open to the public and according to Caldwell Entertainment a strong showing from the community would be good.
The memorial in Lubbock was described by Don Caldwell as “a homecoming event.”
“The community is invited to line up their cars on Canyon Lake Drive around Lake 6, leading to the Lubbock Cemetery as Mac is driven to his final resting place. Hopefully, cars will fill Canyon Lake Drive around the lake, east from Martin Luther King to the cemetery gate.”
Caldwell said at this time there is no plan to use Mac Davis Lane. (Caldwell said a widely circulated statement on that plan was incorrect.)
According to a statement by Caldwell, Davis will be buried in a private ceremony at the Lubbock Cemetery, and that vehicles should be lined up along Canyon Lake Drive no later than 11:45 a.m. (according to an update from the city). The motorcade was anticipated to arrive at roughly 12:15 p.m. (according to an update Monday from the city).
“Texas In My Rear-View Mirror” will be played, the family previously said. The signature line of the song is “I thought happiness was Lubbock, Texas in my rearview mirror.”
Davis died this week at the age of 78 after heart surgery. He not only had hit songs of his own, but he also wrote big hits for others including “In the Ghetto” for Elvis Presley.
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Read the release by Dan Caldwell below:
As the legendary Mac Davis penned in his hit song, Texas In My Rear View Mirror, “When I die, you can bury me in Lubbock, Texas in my jeans.” Mac Davis will indeed be arriving in Lubbock on Monday, Oct. 5, where he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Lubbock Cemetery. The entire community of Lubbock and Mac Davis fans are invited to welcome him home and pay their last respects by lining up their vehicles along Canyon Lake Drive, east off MLK Blvd. to the Lubbock Cemetery entrance.
FURTHER UPDATE: Vehicles should be lined up no later than 11:45 a.m. according to the City of Lubbock.