Lewis Bobo Jr., the owner of the Gay Hawk Restaurant, died Tuesday.
Bobo purchased the restaurant on Danny Thomas Boulevard back in 1963.
He made the Gay Hawk a popular restaurant where Memphians, retired police officers and celebrities socialized and dined and he was even featured in TV documentaries.
The Tunica, Mississippi native's restaurant featured down-home Southern cooking that drew people in and they kept coming back as they still do today.
Lewis Bobo was 82 years old. Funeral services are incomplete.