The Love Story of George and Nancy Jones
In 1983, George Jones married Nancy Sepulvado, forever changing the course of his life and career.
The impact Nancy had on George was immeasurable. In his 1996 autobiography, “I Lived to Tell it All,” George expressed his gratitude for Nancy’s love and how she saved him:
“No teenage boy ever fell harder for a girl than I fell for Nancy Sepulvado. When I met my future wife on a blind date in November 1981, I had no idea that someday she would save my life… They say love can change the world. I’m here to testify that it changed one man. Friends, family, doctors, therapists, and ministers had tried to save me, but to no avail. But finally, the power of love from one woman, Nancy Jones, made the difference.”
George and Nancy shared a remarkable 30-year marriage until his passing in 2013 at the age of 81. Nancy fondly recalls their final words in a conversation with The Tennessean:
“George said, ‘Well, hello there.’ He said, ‘I’ve been looking for you.’ He said, ‘My name’s George Jones.’ And he was gone. He closed his eyes, and that was the end of it.”
Prayers Needed: Nancy Jones Requests Support for Daughter after Lawn Mower Accident
George Jones’ Widow, Nancy Jones, Seeks Prayers for Daughter Following “Terrible” Accident
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George Jones’ widow, Nancy Jones, is reaching out to the public for prayers and support for her daughter, Adina, after a traumatic lawnmower accident. Nancy shared this request on George’s official Facebook page, seeking solace and strength during this difficult time.
Nancy provided an update on Adina’s condition, detailing the treatment she has received, including surgery:
“On September 28th, Adina underwent surgery to cleanse the wound thoroughly. The injury has resulted in the complete loss of her heel bone and pad. Tomorrow, we will meet with the surgeon to discuss Adina’s options in more detail.”
What Lies Ahead for Adina?
Nancy outlined the two options that Adina is currently considering:
“1. Adina can undergo multiple surgeries to rebuild her heel using tissue from other parts of her body. However, due to the extensive damage and missing parts, walking on it may never be possible again. 2. Adina can explore the option of amputation and learning to walk with a prosthetic foot.”
Nancy concluded her post with a heartfelt plea:
“Please keep my sweet baby girl in your prayers. We are in desperate need of all the support we can get.”
The response from the community has been overwhelming, with over two thousand people offering their well-wishes and messages of support.
To hear more heartwarming memories of George, watch the video below.
………………………………………………………………………………………………..George Glenn Jones was born on September 12, 1931, in Saratoga, Texas, and was raised in Colmesneil, Texas, with his brother and five sisters in the Big Thicket region of southeast Texas. His father, George Washington Jones, worked in a shipyard and played harmonica and guitar, while his mother, Clara (née Patterson), played piano in the Pentecostal Church on Sundays.
During his delivery, one of the doctors dropped Jones and broke his arm. When he was seven, his parents bought a radio, and he heard country music for the first time. Jones recalled to Billboard in 2006 that he would lie in bed with his parents on Saturday nights listening to the Grand Ole Opry and insist that his mother wake him if he fell asleep so he could hear Roy Acuff or Bill Monroe. In his autobiography I Lived To Tell It All, Jones explains that the early death of his sister Ethel spurred on his father’s drinking problem, and by all accounts, George Washington Jones could be physically and emotionally abusive to his wife and children when he drank. In the book George Jones:
The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, Bob Allen recounts how George Washington Jones would return home in the middle of the night with his cronies roaring drunk, wake up a terrified George Glenn Jones, and demand that he sing for them or face a beating. In a CMT episode of Inside Fame dedicated to Jones’s life, country music historian Robert K. Oermann marveled, “You would think that it would make him not a singer, because it was so abusively thrust on him.
But the opposite happened; he became a chronic singer. He became someone who had to sing.” In the same program, Jones admitted that he remained ambivalent and resentful towards his father up until the day he died and observed in his autobiography, “The Jones family makeup doesn’t sit well with liquor…Daddy was an unusual drinker. He drank to excess, but never while working, and he probably was the hardest working man I’ve ever known.
” His father bought him his first guitar at age nine and he learned his first chords and songs at church, and several photographs show a young George busking on the streets of Beaumont.