George Jones(Photo: Michael Clancy / The Tennessean)
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, who died in Nashville on Friday at age 81.
Webster & Associates Public Relations & Marketing released the following details on Sunday afternoon:
"George Jones' funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, 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 Jones' wife of 30 years, Nancy. '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."
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: http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/categories/Donate/
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 Fifth Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203