George Jones

jones1September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013

Up until April of 2013, George Glenn Jones, nicknamed “The Possum,” was considered by many to be the greatest living country singer. Dying has a way of altering that claim, but the legend of The Possum continues. With more than 150 hits spanning his half-century-plus career, Jones’ influence and impact on country music can’t be overstated. He shot to super-stardom  in the early 1960’s with hits like “White Lightnin'” and “She Thinks I Still Care” and enjoyed success for the rest of the decade. As is the case with many superstars, things like alcohol and drugs made their way in and affected everything. A tumultuous marriage to fellow superstar Tammy Wynette didn’t help matters. Drunken benders and abuse allegations behind him, Jones found a resurgence in popularity in the 1980’s where he remained at the top of the country universe until his death from respiratory failure at the age of 81.


Woodlawn Memorial Park – Nashville, TN

Specific Location

Jones Family Estates; Just north of the Garden of Dogwood, next to a short, stone wall, George’s large memorial is hard to miss.



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