A public funeral will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday May 2, 2013 for country legend George Jones, who died on Friday at the age of 81.
The funeral service will start at 10 a.m.
“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.
A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers will take place on Wednesday evening.
“Thanks to George's friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time,” said Nancy Jones. “I love you all.
“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.
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