Sunday, April 28, 2013
– George Jones' funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, starting at 10 a.m. 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, his wife. "I love you all."
Jones died Friday at 81. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, Jones achieved perhaps his greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
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.
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, TN 37214
or to the