Public Memorial Service for George Jones To Be Held Thursday at the Opry



A public memorial service for George Jones will be held Thursday morning, May 2, at the Grand Ole Opry House. The country legend died at the age of 81 Friday morning at Vanderbilt Medical Center after he was hospitalized for a fever and irregular blood pressure.

Wednesday evening, family and friends will gather at an undisclosed location for a private visitation to precede the public memorial, which is slated for 10 a.m. the following morning.

"Thanks to George's friends, fans and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time. I love you all,” Jones' widow Nancy said in a written statement.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

According to Fox 17, a Nashville George Jones farewell concert — scheduled for Nov. 22 at Bridgestone Arena with slated guest appearances from Garth Brooks, Sam Moore, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers and more — will go ahead as a tribute concert to the fallen singer, who released more than two dozen Top 10 albums and scores of Top 10 singles over the course of his 50-plus-year career.

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