San Benito, Texas: Freddy Fender Grave and MemorialFreddy's dead, but the crooner of "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" is remembered in his home town.
- N. Sam Houston Blvd, San Benito, TX
- Exit Expressway 83 on North Sam Houston Blvd. Travel north approximately 4 miles through town. The memorial is located on the east (right) side of the road.
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Found this on Roadside America! We had to check it out. Took a few pictures of the grave to share.[Irwin & Victorina, 01/19/2014]
Freddy's pop music stardom began and ended in 1975, but his fame in this part of Texas lasted for decades. The Hollywood Walk of Fame star on his grave saves you a separate trip west.
I went to the Memorial and also found a Freddy Fender Museum. It is housed in San Benito with two other museums. I was there on a Saturday and the tour was given by Freddie's brother, Jose. It was most informative and I found Jose to be charming and knowledgeable. I would recommend a stop at the museum for any Freddy Fender fan.[Celia R, 11/28/2012]
Freddy "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" Fender had a music career that spanned 50 years. His museum displays many one-of-a-kind items, including two of Freddy's gold records, his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and a jar of his home-made picante sauce.
Freddy Fender's hometown of San Benito has honored his final resting place with a new memorial. The new cemetery named San Benito Memorial Park was dedicated on June 6, 2009.[Leo & Annette, 07/06/2009]