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Memphis, Tennessee: Isaac Hayes Grave

Musician-songwriter-actor Isaac Hayes died in 2008 and is buried within sight of the Crystal Shrine Grotto.

Memphis Memorial Park

5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
Memphis Memorial Park. I-240 exit 15 (Poplar Ave., not toward Germantown) on the northwest side. Drive west, then turn into the cemetery. You can see the Grotto's spire from the entrance, straight ahead. Hayes is directly across from it.
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Marshall Grant memorial bench.

Isaac Hayes Grave, Marshall Grant Memorial Bench

Memphis punk rocker Jay Reatard is buried next to Isaac Hayes. A bench memorializing Johnny Cash's bass player is about 40 feet to the left of Jay.

[R Leger, 09/18/2020]

Isaac Hayes grave.

Isaac Hayes Grave

I visited at the beginning of June and can confirm that Isaac Hayes' grave is directly across from the pond at the grotto. It is a little hard to see at first because, unlike traditional tombstones, this one is laying flat on the ground.

[signmanjoe, 06/28/2015]

Isaac Hayes.

Isaac Hayes Grave

Isaac Hayes's grave is directly across from the Crystal Shrine Grotto.

[Jennifer Gilmore, 04/08/2013]

Forever immortalized for us in pop culture for his song "Theme from Shaft" and acting career reboot as the voice of Chef on "South Park," musician/songwriter Isaac Hayes (1942-2008) is buried under a large plaque engraved with a poetic message from his wife. In 2010, the Tennessee General Assembly named a section of I-40 the "Isaac Hayes Memorial Highway."

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