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George Jones Funeral

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Initial post: May 3, 2013 2:32:44 PM PDT
John SchŽar says:
Will this be available in any form anytime in the future? Is so, where and when and how much? Thanks

Posted on May 3, 2013 4:38:11 PM PDT
I hope not. As a Jones fan, I'm disgusted with the spectacle they seem to be making of his funeral. A simple send-off would have been better.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 6:06:49 AM PDT
Johnny Bee says:

Posted on May 4, 2013 7:33:36 AM PDT
Some people in the industry have these grand funerals, rather than a simple send-off. When an entertainer chooses to have a grand funeral, they make that option as a kind gesture to their fans. Seeing a funeral gives people some closure...visible closure.

If George did not want to give his fans the Final Farewell, then he would have chosen differently.

Supposedly, there have been clips on YouTube, and those have been removed also. But as far as the upcoming DVD? I doubt it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 8:20:13 AM PDT
John SchŽar says:
Ratso Rizzo,
I agree with your comments fully and to a large degree have no real interest in the possible DVD except several of my neighbors and family have asked about different elements of the "show." It was a funeral with more show business overtones than mourning but this is the entertainment industry and they make their money from folks who buy their products. It was a funeral of his choosing and not ours. It appears that was his desire and perhaps not a desire of others. I do not know nor give a hoot.

Posted on May 4, 2013 8:34:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2013 8:45:56 AM PDT
Hi John from Vine! My snark-o-meter was on when I said that about the DVD. You're right, sometimes those "show biz funerals" can overshadow the impact of a normal funeral. But then, that is what an entertainer of George's caliber, is.... a world wide figure, not the normal!

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 9:24:22 AM PDT
John SchŽar says:
Ratso Rizzo"
I did not realize you owned one of those wonderful garments too. I have attempted to retire mine for over 60 years and success is not among words I can use often. I have no problems with anyone's snarks especially since mine too often jumps in. The missing element in my originally simple question is a lot of folks around here, in the hollow and valley, do not have access to those fancy shows such as CMT or Grand Old Opry and are often seeking copies of stuff. When the Fed says we can get all the "free" off the air transmissions they do not tell you the details. Free TV here is about 3 channels and we get tired of watching 12 iterations of the same news from yesterdays.
Thanks for your consideration and I appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying the new rules and regs. No problems here as far as I know. Thanks again, John

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 9:44:39 AM PDT
CanardNoir says:
Most likely didn't know how many musical-lives George touched, as the media was always more focused on his stumbles, than the careers he'd helped to build.

For example, the relationship with Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, etc.

For most viewers, there was no "spectacle" - moreover, simple artistic respect, that most true-country music fans would have likely never known about, without RFD-TV, among a few others.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 9:57:56 AM PDT
John SchŽar says:
Count me in as one who knew little about all of his activities which I gather were rather bizarre at times and often not in a position to realize where he was, had been or going. Regardless of the hot spot seekers and not those who enjoyed his art as it appears he had a large following who respected his singing far more than his other activities. Thanks for your comment, John

Posted on May 4, 2013 11:03:50 AM PDT
Hinch says:
George Jones was one of the most loved artists in country music. I suppose they knew many fans would want to attend his funeral. It was broadcast on a local tv station in Nashville, and rebroadcast later the same day, but I had to work and missed it both times. I'm thinking it may be shown again this weekend. I wasn't a big fan but had respect for him. I would like to see it but not more than once. I suppose there are fans who would buy a dvd. Even if it was someone I liked a lot, I don't think I'd buy a dvd of the funeral.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 11:13:03 AM PDT
Hinch says:
John, Thanks for the explaination. I didn't know about the new regulations. I'm sure there are quite a few fans in your area and others, who would like to see the funeral.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 5:43:19 PM PDT
Wanda56 says:
I think you were wrong. I was there and there wasn't a dry eyen in the building. I guess it was wrong then for me to have my brother and his wife to sing Go Rest High On That Mountain when my husband died. I think a funeral is a place to pay respect to the dead and I think that is what happen.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 5:45:28 PM PDT
Wanda56 says:
Were you there? I was and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. It was a wonderful send off for that greatest Country Music Singer ever. They were paying their respects to him.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2013 9:03:50 AM PDT
John SchŽar says:
The place was packed with wet eyed folks who honestly appeared to care for Mr. Jones. While there may have been a few spotty timing issues the whole service accomplished its goals: celebrate his passing with dignity and professionalism.

Posted on May 16, 2013 7:08:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2013 7:12:59 PM PDT
cecisalas says:
I love the music of this singer. When and where did he pass away?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 7:12:59 PM PDT
Hinch says:

George Jones passed away April 26 in Nashville,Tn.

Posted on May 16, 2013 7:15:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2013 7:16:18 PM PDT
cecisalas says:
Thanks Hinch I never expected to be so recently. I will always and also country music fans will remember him with his NUMBER ONE HIT THE RACE IS ON. I think the message of this song is to keep life go on and you continue to live no matter any troubles you may encounter.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 7:24:20 PM PDT
Hinch says:
He had been in the hospital for irregular heartbeat I believe. I don't think the doctors were expecting him to die at the time.

The Race is On was one of his biggest hits. I also liked She Thinks I Still Care.

Posted on May 17, 2013 3:42:23 AM PDT
cecisalas says:
Right Hinch. She Thinks I Still Care is another Jones hit. He also recorded in DUO along with Tammy Wynnete. One of their recordings is THE WEDDING. A musical ceremony at a church where a couples pledges alliance and promises for matrimony.

Posted on May 23, 2013 9:10:01 AM PDT
Rusty B says:
I am late to add my comments, but here they are. This grand funeral as it was is what George Jones WANTED to do for his fans, and that included other entertainers that were also fans, even tho stars in their own right. It gave them a chance to mourn their friend & tell stories of George that others would probably never have heard them. Rest in Peace George Jones, and my thoughts and prayers to all. loved the duets he & Tammy had too

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:21:52 PM PDT
catlover says:
They are still there. I just watched. Thank Goodness. I loved watching his entertainment family give him such a beautiful memorial.
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