Goodbye George Jones

I learned today of the passing away of George Jones on April 26th, 2013.

I had known of him for many years and in recent years become a fan.  ‘Why’? I wonder.  Perhaps because he is widely documented as an imperfect man, and often a scoundrel.

He had been nicknamed, “No-Show Jones”, for a period due to his late concert cancellations or simple no-shows.  Reportedly due to him being caught up partying or carrying on in some fashion.  What a selfish jerk, no?

Yet, isn’t our world made up of selfish jerks?  Selves included?  And aren’t we selfish jerks the one’s God reached out to and loved anyway?

I too had been a No-Show Scoundrel when I was drinking.  God loved me anyway.

George, you will be sadly missed.  Thank you for your contribution to our world for over 50 years.

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About Chaz

Husband, father, brother, son, friend. Sober member of AA. Grateful for the life God gave me and for the happy struggle of recovery.
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4 Responses to Goodbye George Jones

  1. Caddo-Jael says:

    What a lovely humble tribute–to All of us, imperfect yet loved by God. God bless you, nephew–love, Auntie Caddo

  2. Tommy Simpson says:

    He might have passed on, but he continues to live in his music.

  3. Thanks Chaz. Some years ago I had one of the most powerful urges to drink listening to a George and Tammy song I had not heard for decades. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! George was a good one and will be missed. Blessings!

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