Posted: Apr 26, 2013
The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who announced in August 2012 plans to retire from touring in 2013, was hospitalized April 18 after being diagnosed with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Jones had embarked on a farewell tour before his death.
He is survived by wife Nancy and several children and grandchildren.
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