Martina McBride and her family have suffered a horrible loss.
According to a new report on Taste of Country, the singer’s father-in-law, John Douglas McBride, passed away on December 30th at the age of 85.
In his younger days, McBride had served in the United States Air Force and practiced law in Wichita for five years. He later worked as a professor of anthropology and business at Wichita State, and eventually ended up heading both departments.
Martina used Instagram to leave a touching tribute to her father-in-law, describing John and his late wife, Flavia, as “two of the best people [she] had ever known.”
I've had more great meals and great memories around this table than I can count. My mother-in-law was a fantastic cook and an amazing hostess and right beside her for 59 years was her husband John. They were two of the best people I have ever known. She left us 2 years ago and we have said our goodbyes to them both now. I'm just happy that they are together again. #wichita #family #johnandflavia
He is survived by his younger sister, Nancy, four children, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.