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Death Site of Hank Williams: My Emotional Pilgrimage to Oak Hill, WV


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Death Site of Hank Williams: My Emotional Pilgrimage to Oak Hill, WV.

This video, shot on May 9, 2018, shows the Skyline Drive-In, where Hank\'s driver, Charles Carr, first discovered that Hank was unresponsive. The video then travels up \"Legends Highway,\" named for Hank, en route to emergency medical treatment in nearby Oak Hill. We then turn onto Hank Williams, Sr. Memorial Highway, which takes us to the former site of Burdette\'s Pure Oil Filling Station, where police were summoned. We read an historical plaque honoring Hank, placed directly across the street from the filling station. The video then progresses to the hospital where Hank was rushed, then called Oak Hill Hospital, now called Plateau Medical Center. Across the street from the hospital, we see the former location of Tyree Funeral Home, where Hank\'s body was sent after the hospital pronounced him dead. Finally, we visit another historical monument next to the hospital detailing Hank\'s life and his final journey into Oak Hill, West Virginia. This trip was an emotional pilgrimage for me and a highly rewarding experience. I hope you\'ll join me on this adventure.

Further details about Hank\'s death are revealed in a fascinating article published by Tyree Funeral Home itself, which quotes original sources and eyewitnesses to the events surrounding Hank\'s death, including the funeral home\'s own participation in receiving and preparing the body for the arrival of Hank\'s mother from Montgomery, Alabama.

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