George Jones’ May 2nd funeral to be open to the public

George Jones
George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry
House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am and will be open to the
public.

"George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be
able to come and pay their respects along with his family," said publicist Kirt
Webster.

"Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the
outpouring of love at this terrible time," said Nancy Jones. "I love you
all."

A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers
will take place on Wednesday evening. Since this is private, please call
615-777-6995 x230 for time and location.


“The Voice” of Country Music
fell silent with the passing of the iconic legend, George Jones in Nashville at
the age of 81. Long recognized as country music’s most indescribable voice by
not only the fans, but critics in all genres, the music world continues to mourn
the loss of its’ finest stylist, who was considered the greatest living country
singer.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, George Jones achieved
perhaps his greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame in 1992.

More than 35 years ago, as noted in his
discography, George Jones recorded “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”, a song that
posed the question of whether music newcomers would come along that could
possibly walk in the steps of the progenitors and giants of country music. In
light of the loss of this legendary voice, the question has never seemed more
poignant.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be
made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund:

Opry
Trust Fund
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville,
Tennessee 37214

or to the
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/categories/Donate/

COUNTRY
MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH
NASHVILLE, TN
37203

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