George Jones' Public Funeral Service Set For Thursday
April 29, 2013 at 7:29 AM (PT)
THE TENNESSEAN is reporting that Country legend GEORGE JONES’ funeral will be open to the public. Those services will take place on THURSDAY (5/2) the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE at 10a (CT). Also, a private visitation for personal friends, family and fellow artists will be held on WEDNESDAY (5/1) at an undisclosed location.
JONES’ wife NANCY said "Thanks to GEORGE’s friends, fans and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time. I love you all," while his publicist KIRT WEBSTER added, "GEORGE would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family."
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the OPRY TRUST FUND or to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.
As ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 4/26), JONES passed away on FRIDAY. He was 81 years old.