Entertainment Music Country Tim McGraw Mourns Faith Hill's Late Father: 'Sweetest, Kindest Most Gentle Man I've Ever Known' "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 Jordan Runtagh Twitter Jordan Runtagh is an Executive Podcast Producer at iHeartRadio, where he hosts a slate of pop culture shows including Too Much Information, Inside the Studio, Off the Record and Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds. Previously, he served as a Music Editor at PEOPLE and VH1.com. He's written about art and entertainment for more than a decade, regularly contributing to outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, and appearing as a guest on radio and television. Over the course of his career, he's profiled the surviving Beatles, Brian Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roger Waters, David Byrne, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, Brian May, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, where he can be found DJing '60s soul records. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 12, 2019 02:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan/Getty 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.” Tim McGraw Knew Faith Hill Was ‘The Love of My Life’ When They First Met, But Says ‘She Didn’t’ 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. RELATED VIDEO: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Preparing To Be Empty-Nesters: ‘Our Daughters Have Their Own Lives Now’ 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.