Waylon Arnold Jennings was born to Lorene Beatrice and William Albert Jennings., on June 15, 1937, on J.W. Bittner’s farm near Littlefield, Texas. In the birth certificate of Jennings initially, it was Wayland(naming him after the Wayland Baptist University, Texas) but it became Waylon, cause his mother was unaware of the university and misspell it, Waylon. anyhow later Jennings expressed, in his autobiography that he didn’t like the name Waylon but it’s been good to him and pretty well and peace with his name Waylon.
Born June 15, 1937, Littlefield, Texas, U.S.
Died February 13, 2002 (aged 64) Chandler, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Singer, songwriter, musician, disc jockey
Years active 1949–2000
Spouses Maxine Lawrence (m. 1955; div. 1962)
Lynne Jones (m. 1962; div. 1967)
Barbara Elizabeth Rood (m. 1967; div. 1968)
Jessi Colter (m. 1969)
Children 6, including Shooter
Genres Country, outlaw country, blues, honky-tonk, rockabilly (early)country rock, folk
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels RCA Victor, A&M Records, MCA, Epic
Waylon Jennings Death
Jennings’s health got bad due to excessive smoking and the use of drugs. he overcame the drug addiction and also the habit of six-pack a day smoking, but apart from that due to poor diet practice he suffered from Type II diabetes. he has gone through a heart bypass surgery in 1988. In 2000, he had to end most touring due to worsened diabetes. In the same year, he underwent surgery to improve blood circulation in his left leg.
In 2002, Waylon Jennings died in his sleep due to the complications of diabetes on 13th February at his home in Chandler, Arizona, Then he was 64 years of age. Waylon Jennings was buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery, in Mesa.
Jessi Colter sang “Storms Never Last” at his memorial service on February 15.