A truck driver to the very end

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Detailed monument marks the grave of this truck driver

Curtis Rabon was proud to be a truck driver, and that shows even from beyond the grave.

Marking Mr. Rabon’s final resting place is a granite headstone in the shape of the front end of a Peterbilt.

The unique monument was created by Gaulden Monuments of Rock Hill, SC.

The company’s owner, Daniel Gaulden said the monument of 4 1/2 feet wide and about 3 1/2 feet tall. He said it weighs about 3,500 lbs. and was constructed out of jet black polished granite and the stainless steel.

Gaulden said his company recently purchased a Peterbilt to use in erecting their monuments, and the dealership helped secure the correct nameplate for the hood.

Jody Lockridge, office manager for the company said the headstone was designed by their in-house artist.

Mr. Rabon’s Peterbilt is not the first special headstone Gaulden has made. Lockridge says the company has created markers in the shape of:

  • a firetruck
  • a musical note
  • a football jersey with helmet and football flower holders
  • a basketball
  • a tractor that had a working headlight.