Monkees Star Davy Jones Mourned In Private Funeral

By: AP
By: AP
Monkees star Davy Jones has been remembered in a small private funeral in Florida.

Davy Jones (AP)

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Monkees star Davy Jones has been remembered in a small private funeral in Florida.

The singer's memorial took place Wednesday at a church near his home in Indiantown, near Lake Okeechobee.

A priest who presided over the service says he remembered Jones as a man who took himself lightly, considered neighbors friends and "conveyed to the world a blissful lightness of being."

Another service is scheduled for next week in his hometown of Manchester, England. Discussions are still under way for a public memorial to be held in either New York of Los Angeles.

Jones died of a heart attack last week at the age of 66. He rose to fame as a heartthrob member of The Monkees with chart-toppers including "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer."

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 141946423 -
Gray Television, Inc.