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Boxcar Willie

Boxcar WillieAKA Lecil Travis Martin

Born: 1-Sep-1931
Birthplace: Sterrett, TX
Died: 12-Apr-1999
Location of death: Branson, MO
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Ozarks Memorial Park, Branson, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: World's favorite hobo

Military service: USAF (22 years including National Guard service)

As an Air Force pilot under the Strategic Air Command, Willie logged more than 10,000 hours.

Willie adopted the name Boxcar in 1976, after he purportedly saw a hobo resembling Willie Nelson at a train crossing. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1981, purchased a theater in Branson in 1987, and extended his operations to include a Boxcar Willie Railroad and Airplane Museum in 1990.

Boxcar is a first cousin of Tommy Lee Jones.

Father: (railroad worker)
Wife: Lleone (two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Tammi
Daughter: Lorri
Son: Larry

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