Sad news for Reba McEntire and her family. Reba’s father, Clark McEntire (86) passed away Thursday night in Coalgate, Oklahoma.
The father of the famous singer wasn’t unfamiliar with fame himself. Mr. McEntire was a 4-time World Champion steer roper in the late 50s and 60s. He was also inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979, the same year that Reba released “Daddy”, a song that tells the story of her father. (Song below)
Clark McEntire’s death comes 3 years after suffering a stroke. He leaves behind his wife Jacqueline, 3 daughters Reba, Susie and Alice, and son Pake.
Reba took to Facebook on Friday and issued this message: “Daddy passed away last night in Coalgate, OK at 11 pm CST. He had been in the nursing home for a while and we’re very thankful he is not suffering anymore. He was a born and bred cowboy through and through. He had been sick for 5 years. It makes total sense to me, he always told us kids never to run your horse to the barn. He was just taking his time to go on home.”
Our hearts go out to the McEntire family.