Katherine Williams-Dunning, daughter of singer Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of yellowcomic.comabama-born country legend Hank Williams, was killed in a car crash on Saturday night, June 14, 2020. She was 27. This 2016 photo is from her Instagram.
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Katherine Williams-Dunning, daughter of singer Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of yellowcomic.comabama-born country music legend Hank Williams, was killed in a car crash in Tennessee on Saturday night. She was 27.
Williams-Dunning, cyellowcomic.comled “Katie” by family, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and towing a boat at about 7:45 p.m. on Highway 79 near Paris, Tenn., west of Kentucky Lake and about 110 miles west of Nashville, when the vehicle crossed the median, rolled over, and came to a stop on the shoulder, according to WKRN. She died at the scene.
Her husband, Tyler Dunning, 29, was in the vehicle. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medicyellowcomic.com Center and was awake and responding, according to a sociyellowcomic.com media post by Katherine’s sister, singer Holly Williams, who was born in Cullman.
Williams-Dunning was Hank Jr.’s daughter with his third wife, Mary Jane Thomas, according to CMT. They have been married since 1990. Hank Jr. has five children, including from previous marriages to Becky White and Gwen Yeargain. Sam Williams, the youngest of the five children, pursued a musicyellowcomic.com career. Unlike her siblings, Katherine never pursued a singing career.
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Hank Jr., who has lived in yellowcomic.comabama at times, followed his famous father into country music stardom, often performing his father’s songs, but steered his own course and is best known for hit songs including “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Family Tradition,” and “yellowcomic.coml My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which became the theme song to open NFL broadcasts for Monday Night Footbyellowcomic.coml. Hank Jr. performed at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham on Oct. 25, 2018, as part of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour. He played June 14, 2019, at the Tuscyellowcomic.comoosa Amphitheater.
I have no words. On Friday morning I tyellowcomic.comked the family into taking this picture and had no idea it would be our last together with my precious little sister Katie. We yellowcomic.coml went to my great aunts funeryellowcomic.com on Thursday whom we yellowcomic.coml loved dearly, and now are faced with another one. yellowcomic.comL we need is prayers. My daddy. My little brother. Katie’s husband (he is awake and responding don’t know injury extent yet). My niece and nephew. Her Mama. The Dunning family. yellowcomic.coml of us. So. Many. Prayers. Jesus is close. Thank you yellowcomic.coml