"No man in my life has ever made such an impact on me as to how to be a human, a father and a friend," Tim McGraw wrote of his father-in-law, who died on Feb. 5

By Jordan Runtagh
February 12, 2019 02:40 PM
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Tim McGraw revealed Tuesday that wife Faith Hill‘s father Wesley “Ted” Perry died last week at the age of 88. According to an obituary published in the Clarion Ledger, Perry died on Feb. 5 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee.

McGraw, 51, eulogized his father-in-law in an emotional Instagram post, which included a video montage of home movie footage with Perry, set to the song “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days),” made famous by the Judds.

“He was the sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known,” the country star wrote in the video caption.

“No man in my life has ever made such an impact on me as to how to be a human, a father and a friend. I’ll never, in 10 lifetimes, be able to live up to his example, but man, he has set a mark that all of us should strive for. His legacy will live on through the 3 beautiful souls he raised, Faith and her brothers, Steve and Wesley.”

He added, “I’m sure a day will not pass for the rest of my life, that he will not show up in my thoughts. We all love you G Pa.”

Hill’s voice can be heard at the conclusion of the clip. “Anyone who has ever met my dad would tell you he is one of the greatest human beings on the planet and he is so innocent,” says the 51-year-old “This Kiss” singer.

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According to the obituary, Perry was preceded in death by his wife Edna in 2016.

Hill, who was adopted by the Perrys as an infant, has yet to publicly comment on the loss of her father.