Roadside Grave of Gentleman Jim Reeves
Bow tie-wearing "Gentleman Jim" Reeves was 40 years old and a country music superstar when he died piloting a private plane in 1964. He rose to fame by abandoning Country's traditional hollerin' hillbilly style and pioneering smooth, velvet-voiced vocals that wowed the ladies.
Reeves is buried on a one-acre, tree-ringed plot of land -- with its own parking lot -- just off Highway 79 in his birthplace of Panola County, Texas. A life-size marble statue of Jim in his performance tuxedo stands atop a stylized pillar, holding his guitar at parade rest. Reeves is buried next to his dog, who outlived him by several years.