Condolences for G G Shinn

Tom Keenze posted on 8/16/18

I was born and raised in Franklin and know all of the Shinn family. GG was lead singer fit the Flattops and I played bass for the Del Royals. He was a very talented guy. I remember the day he was mowing the lawn for his mom and somehow got his foot under the mower, losing his bid toe. My favorite story is the line he used to get through a crowd at a bar to get a drink: Make a hole, lady with a baby!


Mike Calais posted on 8/16/18

Gg made me feel like he had known me for A long time first time I met him. I Thought he was from around here..Great Man and musician always A gentlemen. ( RIP. Gg ) God Bless this family. Mike and Arlene Calais, Port Arthur Tx.



Sherri R Champagne posted on 8/15/18

I grew up listening to G.g. & T.k. in St. Martinville and to my older age today, I would still follow him. Such a great man that the world loved. Special prayers


Chrissy Mullens posted on 8/14/18

You were the greatest. You were the music of my era and for 50 more years. May you rest in peace and my god bless you and your family.


marc naquin posted on 8/14/18

So sorry and sad to hear of GG's passing.... I'll always remember the times we spent together and GG's club in Lafayette.... running that place for such a professional musician was truly an honor....


Bill and Betty Marine posted on 8/13/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


Carolyn Doucet Conroy posted on 8/13/18

It was in mid 60's every Thursday night at the Bamboo Club in Lake Charles. Still a High School student I would go just to see the band and listen to GG sing, every Thursday night a SCHOOL NIGHT. I was allowed to go as long as my grades didn't suffer. I found it fascinating the entire band was so talented and his voice was just out of this world. I married and moved away from Southwest Louisiana, but upon coming back to visit I found The Boogie King Album, and brought it back to Michigan. My friends there were fascinated at the type of music from here, nothing to compare to the energy, rhythm, and arrangements of the songs on that album. Wore out three of them. I now have the CD. The Righteous Brothers made an appearance in Lake Charles during the late 60's. I went to see them, and though very talented and entertaining they had nothing over GG. Though I have not seen him entertain since the late 60's he and all the band members have not been forgotten, because without those Thursday nights and those albums my life would not have been the same. I would like to take this opportunity to express profound condolences to the family, and thank his wife and children for sharing him with so many people, as it couldn't have been an easy life for them. I sincerely hope these messages from fans will bring some measure of comfort to all of you during your bereavemt, You have been and will remain in my prayers.


Ambrose and Cindy Claybar posted on 8/13/18

We have followed Gg since we teenagers in Orange, Texas. He was the greatest and we can not imagine not ever hearing his voice again. We were so sad not to be able to come for the services. My wife teaches and was preparing her class room for the first day of school, the day of the funeral. Our sincere sympathy, Love and prayers to lovely Sandra, and all the family. Gg was the best of the best, we both loved him and will miss him greatly. He will always in in our heart and we will always cherish the fabulous times we had over 55 years following G and his music . He was truly a great musician and an even great entertainer.


David Holliday posted on 8/12/18

May you rest in the arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


Bobby Richard Host of South La. weekends on WGUO (Gumbo 94.9FM Houma, La. posted on 8/12/18



Bobby Richard Host of South La. weekends on WGUO (Gumbo 94.9FM Houma, La. posted on 8/12/18



Linda Haydel posted on 8/12/18

G G was a very special man, musician, singer and friend. He will be tremendously missed. Thank you Sandra for always taking such good care of him. Love you both very much.



Art( Get Down Brown) Hanson & Melinda Dumphy posted on 8/12/18

What a Great friend and a Great musician . So many good times we shared. RIP



Larry and Denise Cobb posted on 8/12/18

Sandra and family we are so sorry for your loss. G.G. was an amazing man, he will never be forgotten. Continued prayers for you and all of your family.


Bubba Boudreaux posted on 8/12/18

Always will treasure our friendship and sharing music with each other till we meet again !


Bob Vernon posted on 8/12/18

George and I were friends since the early 1960s. Good man, great entertainer. May he rest in peace and in God's arms.



Michael & Victoria guillot posted on 8/12/18

We had our first date. He was a great musician. He will be missed.



Dru H Durall posted on 8/12/18

For Sandra and family, I have known George since 1963 when he first started with the Boogie Kings when they first started. The real glory days of the Boogie Kings when he and Jerry were the Blue Eyed Soul Brothers, They packed houses every where they played, they were awesome. Were were friends. There are no words to say that will really comfort you at this time, but know that George was loved and respected by thousands of people all over Texas and Louisiana. I pray that when all this is over that your family and friends will be there for you when the fans have faded. Dru H Durall


Darryl Sayrie Sr. Better Known as "CUZ" AKA Darryl Harmonica Sayrie posted on 8/11/18

G.G. Shinn to me was very truly indeed one of the music world most talented and creative music industry entertainers. And a totally awesome mentor to others and philanthropist as well. It was a wonderful experience and great honor to be his bass guitar player when we were G.G. Shinn and the T.S.C. Trucking Company Band. He gave me the nick name "CUZ" which I shall honor and cherish forever. God Bless You my beloved former Boss & music Soul Brother always and forever!



Alice Cooper Hilderbrand posted on 8/11/18

Sing with the Angels


Alice Cooper Hilderbrand posted on 8/11/18

So sorry to hear off his death, I remember listening to him at the Dynasty years ago and still have a record album The Boogie Kings after all these years, my prayers are with all of you.



Tammie Fowler posted on 8/11/18

Loved his music and songs. Was so happy to have seen him on his last good days. Will truley be missed by all


Paul Kratzer posted on 8/11/18

G. G., thank you for all the wonderful nights of music and dancing at the Lake Shore Club. Your music provided untold hours of pleasure for all of us Cajun kids on a Saturday night! Bet you, Ned and Duane are again making music.


Billy RUSHING posted on 8/11/18

Sandra: Please accept my condolence for the lost of GG. He and you had a special place in my heart and will be remembered forever. May God Bless you and family.


Barry Lemoine posted on 8/11/18

A truly multi talented icon in the music field. His music will live on forever.


April Adams posted on 8/11/18

Sweet prayers and condolences to the family of a “Music Man”! Love to you all and God Bless! He will truly be missed and remembered always!


Jack and Melodie Bradley posted on 8/10/18

Sandra, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.


Tammy Segura Himel posted on 8/9/18

Sandra, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling at this time. I pray God gives you strength to get through this. It has been awhile since I saw GG but he always had a special place in my heart. It was awesome seeing a Franklin guy do so good! Rest in Paradise GG!


Carolyn posted on 8/9/18

To the family of GG, my sincere sympathy to each of you . I was truly saddened to hear he had passed away. He will be remembered by so many.who enjoyed his talent and performances each time he stepped on stage. And for those who knew him personally, he will always be loved. Such sadness that he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.