Martina McBride shares her bittersweet goodbye for a towering figure in her life Getty Images/Rick Kern
Getty Images/Rick Kern

Martina McBride and her family said goodbye to her father-in-law at a service in Wichita, Kansas on Jan. 7. John McBride, father of Martina’s husband who is also named John, passed away Dec. 30 at age 85.

John, who was a popular professor at Wichita State University, is now in heaven with his wife of 59 years, Flavia. Martina posted a photo of the couple’s dining room table on Instagram after the service. It was filled with bowls of food and glasses for the family as they celebrated John’s life.

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Martina writes, “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. We have said our goodbyes to them both now. I’m just happy that they are together again.”


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Godspeed, John McBride!

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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