Date Set for Country Music Star George Jones Funeral

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Date Set for Country Music Star George Jones Funeral

The date for country music star George Jones’ funeral has been set for May 2.

The May 2 funeral service for the country music icon will be open to the public and held at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. A private visitation will be held on May 1 for his family.

“Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time,” George’s wife Nancy said in a press release. “I love you all.”

Jones passed away Friday, April 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. where he’d been hospitalized since April 18 for a fever and irregular blood pressure.