'Father' Of Southern Rock 'N' Roll Passes Away At Age 89

Lacy Van Zant, father of late LYNYRD SKYNYRD founder Ronnie Van Zant, .38 SPECIAL founder Donnie Van Zant and Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, died Tuesday (August 3) at his home of pulmonary disease at age 89.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (August 6) at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave. in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral arrangements are pending.

"He was the father of Southern rock 'n' roll, as far as I am concerned," Johnny Van Zant said Wednesday, according to The Times-Union. Read more.


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