Legendary Tennessee Moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, who was found dead by his wife earlier this week, was laid to rest Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in a private ceremony in the Appalachian mountains around Haywood County, N.C., where he grew up. He was buried in a pine casket he bought years ago and kept in a bedroom at his home.

Marvin Popcorn Sutton

Marvin Popcorn Sutton

Authorities have concluded he killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning and his body was discovered in his old Ford. His wife blames the government for his death.
He wrote a paperback called “Me and My Likker” and recorded videos on how to make moonshine. The History Channel featured him in a 2007 documentary called “Hillbilly: The Real Story.”
It’s part of how Popcorn became so famous as a Tennessee Hillbilly Moonshiner.
Duncan Mansfield of the Associated Press wrote a greatly detailed news story HERE that appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
There’s also a video that was posted last month by Johnny Knoxville from Jackass in which he interviewed Popcorn. In the video Popcorn talks about his upcoming sentencing and his fears of going to jail.
Just a little warning ~ the video is extremely graphic with vulgar language and subject matter. It may be pretty offensive to some. Popcorn was a real southern character and he doesn’t hold back on anything in this video.

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