George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m.
“George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family,” says Jones’ publicist Kirt Webster.
“Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time,” says the entertainer’s wife, Nancy Jones. “I love you all.”
Jones died on Friday (April 26), at the age of 81. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund. Donations can be mailed to Opry Trust Fund, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, or can be made online at countrymusichalloffame.com.
••• Update: Music industry members who wish to attend the event should park in the public parking lot shared by Opry Mills and the Grand Ole Opry House. At the front of the Opry Plaza you will be directed to the Music Industry entrance doors of the Opry House, and from there you will be seated in an area reserved for Music Industry professionals. This seating will be accommodated on a first come, first-served basis.
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