George Strait mourns the passing of his dad

George Strait and his family are mourning the death of George's father.  John Byron Strait passed away on Tuesday after nearly a month of hospitalization.  George wrote on his website, “We are grateful for the time over the last few weeks we were able to spend with Daddy before he passed away.  I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn our family’s loss.”

John Strait was a junior high school mathematics teacher, as well as a rancher on his property outside of Big Wells, Texas. The family worked at the ranch on the weekends and in the summers.

The funeral service will be private, reserved for friends and family only, with donations requested in lieu of gifts to The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation.