Daniels, the country music and southern rock legend, passed away July 6, 2020 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
The Charlie Daniels Band said someone glued a spouse’s military ID to the marble a few months ago and damaged the grave. Then, someone dug up a newly planted dogwood tree and took it.
The CDB reported Mt. Juliet police will be increasing patrols near his grave and video surveillance will soon be installed at the gravesite.
Mourners are welcome to leave items, but the family does not want to have items glued to the marker, or have any trees that the family planted nearby dug up and stolen.
According to the Charlie Daniels Band, the grave marker bears Psalm 91 1:8, which was one of Daniels’ favorite Bible passages.