John Kilzer, Memphis Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 62


John Kilzer, a singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music profession spanned 30 years and who grew to become a pastor after present process drug restoration, has died. He was 62.

Kilzer’s dying was disclosed Tuesday by St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, the place he served as an affiliate pastor for restoration ministries. A explanation for dying was not disclosed. The church stated in a press release that it was a sudden dying.

According to biographies on web sites for the church and Archer Records, the Jackson, Tennessee-native recorded two albums beneath the Geffen label, “Memory within the Making” in 1988 and “Busman’s Holiday” in 1991. Roseanne Cash, Trace Adkins and Maria Muldaur recorded his songs.

John Kilzer and the Scars have been scheduled to play on the Beale Street Music Festival in May.