Faith Hill’s Father Wesley ‘Ted’ Perry Dies at Age 88

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Faith Hill’s Father Wesley ‘Ted’ Perry Dies at Age 88
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; Photo by Becky Fluke

Faith Hill and her family are grieving the loss of her father Wesley “Ted” Perry.

According to an online obituary, Perry passed away on Tuesday, February 5 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN. He was 88 years old.

Hill’s husband and fellow country star Tim McGraw paid tribute to Perry with a touching post to Instagram.

“G Pa, Faith’s father passed away last week at 88 yrs old. He was the sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known……. No man in my life has ever made such an impact on me as to how to be a human, a father and a friend. I’ll never, in 10 lifetimes, be able to live up to his example, but man, he has set a mark that all of us should strive for. His legacy will live on through the 3 beautiful souls he raised, Faith and her brothers, Steve and Wesley…  I’m sure a day will not pass for the rest of my life, that he will not show up in my thoughts. We all love you G Pa,” McGraw wrote.

With the post was a video featuring special home movies of Perry with his family set to The Judds’ “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days).” As the video came to a close, Hill had a special message about the kind of man her dad was.

“Anyone who has ever met my dad would tell you he is one of the greatest human beings on the planet and he is so innocent.”

Perry was preceded in death by his wife Edna, who passed in 2016. He is survived by Faith (real name is Audrey Faith), sons Steve and Wesley, their respective spouses and seven grandchildren.

Perry and Edna adopted Hill as an infant, raising her in Mississippi. Hill has yet to comment publicly on her father’s passing.