George Jones Remembered One Year After His Passing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Friends and family gathered Saturday to remember and celebrate the life of one of the most beloved voices in the history of Country Music.
The day marked one year since the passing of the legendary George Jones. Crowds of fans gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery, located just off Thompson Lane, to pay their respects to the man known as, “The Possum.”
On this date in 2013, Jones died at the age of 81.
Some fans traveled as far away as Switzerland to honor the late, singer. Special guest, Senator Jack Johnson, spoke at the event.
Jones’ widow, Nancy, said she's thankful for the fans who will never forget him.
"He deserves everything that he was ever given. He just was too humble. I'm so glad everyone remembers him and what a great husband he was," she said.
Two dogwood trees were planted at the "He Stopped Loving her Today" memorial to celebrate his legacy. They were selected because they were George's favorite trees.