In this compilation, Bo Pierce, Bradley Reeves, Bruce Wheeler, Larry Mathis, Jack Sharp, and Bob Booker recount the famous “buried alive” stunt outside Cas Walker’s grocery store on Chapman Highway.
Larry Mathis played banjo on Cas’s “Farm and Home Hour.” He accompanied Dolly Parton’s early performances, entertained at the Grand Ole Opry for years, and remains a respected musician today.
James “Jim” Bragg is Cas Walker’s nephew. He has worked as a dentist in East Tennessee and enjoys recalling stories from his childhood about his one-of-a-kind uncle.
For three years, Carl Warner edited Cas Walker’s newspaper the Watchdog. He recalls what it was like to wrangle Cas’s opinions into print without getting sued.
Ben H. Walker is a nephew of Cas Walker. He worked at Cas’s grocery stores in his youth and today defends his colorful uncle’s good name.