By Sasha Savitsky
Published February 12, 2019
Faith Hill's father, Ted Perry, has died. He was 88.
Hill's husband and fellow country artist Tim McGraw said on Twitter Tuesday that his father-in-law passed away last week.
"Faith’s father passed away last week at 88 yrs old. He was the sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known," McGraw tweeted. "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."
He continued, "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."
In a third tweet, McGraw shared: "His legacy will live on through the 3 beautiful souls he raised, Faith and her brothers, Steve and Wesley... 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 father's death comes nearly three years after her mother, Edna, died in 2016.
Hill, who was adopted by the Perrys as an infant, opened up about her "pretty amazing childhood" in a 2006 interview with Larry King.
"I actually had a pretty amazing childhood," she told King at the time. "I was adopted...but my family, my mom and my dad and my brothers, they are amazing, very stable, good Christian, God-fearing home, and a great small town of Star, Mississippi. I actually had a really stable childhood."
She said being adopted and being "placed into an incredible home" made her the person she is today.
"That I mean, basically is responsible for the way I am today and the backbone that I have in order to do this for a living, which is a crazy, sometimes unstable world that this projects. But the most important thing to me is about my family and that was definitely taught from my mom and dad."
Perry is survived by Hill and her two brothers.