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|George Jones Death
We were at his burial
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|From the program of the George Jones Memorial
held at the Grand Ole Opry House on the same day
|Our own video of the George Jones funeral procession in Nashville on May 2, 2013
just after the Celebration Of Life, and just before his burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
This was taken on Thompson Lane at Sidco Drive just blocks before the cemetery.
Video by Pat Adams from www.TennesseeConcerts.com
|Highlights of the The George Jones Memorial Service at the Ryman Auditorium
NASHVILLE, Tenn -- The Bible says it's appointed for man to die. April 26, 2013 there was an
appointment and he showed up said former Gov Mike Huckabee. I think if George Jones could say
anything right now, this might be what he would say. Don't grieve for me, for I am free. says Jones
friend Tanya Tucker. Some of George Jones very best friends and biggest fans sang in that coveted
circle, at a memorial fit for the king that everyone knew him to be. He was more than a country singer.
He was a country song says Bob Shieffer. Today we are left with the gift of his songs on earth and we
can only imagine how beautiful the heavens now sound says former First Lady Laura Bush. Through
both musical tribute and spoken word, for almost 3 hours, The Grand Ole Opry was filled with tears
and at times laughter. If when I sing this song Nancy, if you could use your imagination and picture a
little bit of George singing it to ya. I know that's a huge imagination! An unshaven, long hair, confused,
country rock and roller trying to channel George Jones laughs Kid Rock. Be it with a smile or fighting
back tears, on their own way, eeveryone here was remembering the George they knew. The Possum,
No Show Jones, The Voice, Country's greatest treasure. Brother George, he taught us all how to sing
with a broken heart says Vince Gill. If there ever were a person that experienced that amazing grace, it
was George says Huckabee. While it's doubtful anyone will every fill George Jones' shoes, he certainly
left footprints for others to follow in for years to come. He lives on in our hearts forever. God made just
one like him. But aren't we glad he did says Shieffer. As long a there is a Grand Ole Opry and anyone
is singing country, George Jones spirit will live on says Pete Fisher, the GM of the Grand Ole Opry. It's
so sad. So lonesome. We've been together so long. says Jones widow, Nancy Jones. As long a there
is country music you will be remembered. We are gonna miss you Mr. Jones says Charlie Daniels.
Courtesy of Nashville Fox 17 TV
|George Jones - "White Lightnin'" - 1962 at the Ryman Auditorium
|The George Jones Show live at the Ryman Auditorium in 2009
|Videos of the Life & Death of George Jones
|George Jones Funeral Procession & Burial Timeline
Photographs by Carol Alger & Pat Adams on May 2, 2013 - Click on Pictures to Enlarge
|The Life & Death
of George Jones
By Pat Adams from
George Jones died on
April 26, 2013 in Nashville
at Vanderbilt Hospital, after
a short illness. I was lucky
enough to see George Jones
at the Ryman Auditorium.
He sounded good and put
on a great performance.
He played the historic
Ryman Auditorium a lot over
the years, not only in concert,
but many appearances
at the Grand Ole Opry.
George Jones had more
charted songs than anyone
in history, and was popular
throughout the world.
I saw his ex-wife Tammy
Wynette sing Stand By Your
Man one of the last times just
weeks before her death.
This was at a taping of
Nashville Now. That ended
up being her very last TV
appearance. Her and George
Jones are both at Woodlawn
Memorial Park Cemetary now,
with George resting in a grave
and Tammy in a mausoleum.
My future resting place is just
in between them, just a few
hundred feet from George
and Tammy. Since we live
near the cemetery we were
able to attend his burial.
He had a huge memorial
at the Grand Ole Opry House
just before the burial,
but the burial didn't have a
large crowd. It was a sad event
with his wife Nancy breaking
down at his casket, just before
the burial itself. His family and
some friends were there as
well as some onlookers.
People came from miles
around. We met one guy that
had drove three hours from
Liberty Kentucky. George was
well loved and will be missed.
Rest in peace George.
writer & photographer
Pat Adams at the burial.
|Pictures and Videos of Concert Appearances, Funeral Procession and Burial.
Videos from His Memorial, Ryman Performances, plus the Funeral & Burial.
|Alan Jackson sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today" at the funeral service of George Jones
With special thanks to the Jones family and artists involved, the Opry is authorized to post this
moving performance from the service. © 2013 Possum Tracks Touring Co. This was the last
song performed at the George Jones Memorial at the Grand Ole Opry House on May 2, 2013.
|Our own Picture Slideshow of Funeral Procession & Burial
See pictures of George Jones funeral procession and his burial at
Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville TN on May 2, 2013,
following his death on April 26th. We watched as one of the greats
in country music was laid to rest in his permanent resting spot.
Pictures by Carol Alger & Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts.com
(except for the first & last image).
Click on all Pictures to Enlarge
|OUR OWN VIDEOS OF THE GEORGE JONES
FUNERAL PROCESSION & BURIAL