George Strait’s father died Tuesday (June 4) at age 91 following a lengthy illness.
John Byron Strait had been hospitalized for almost a month.
George Strait performed the last concert of his 2013 The
Cowboy Rides Away tour Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio but canceled his Wednesday night appearance on the CMT
Music Awards in Nashville.
John Strait was a junior high school mathematics teacher, as well as a rancher on his
property near Big Wells, Texas. The family worked at the ranch on the weekends and in the summers.
In addition to his
son, he is survived by his wife Anna, daughter Pency Edel and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
grateful for the time over the last few weeks we were able to spend with Daddy before he passed away,” George Strait said
in a prepared statement. “I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn our
The funeral service will be private, reserved for friends and family only. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that donations be made to the Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation.