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Reba McEntire's Dad Dies: 'We're Thankful He Is Not Suffering Anymore'

By    |   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 10:49 AM

Reba McEntire's father, championship rodeo steer roper Clark McEntire, died last week after a long illness. He was 86.

Reba McEntire, the award-winning country music legend who once recorded the tribute song "Daddy" to her father, had been very open about Clark McEntire's declining health. She took to social media last week to announce his passing. 



On her Facebook page, Reba McEntire said her father was "born and bred a cowboy through and through" and had been sick for five years.

 


The Tulsa World reported that Clark McEntire won the world steer roping championship on three different occasions — back-to-back in 1957-58 and again in 1961. He was born in Graham, Oklahoma in 1927 and inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979.

"In the early 1950s, McEntire won a car, and with $500 he had saved, he bought 40 acres of land south of Kiowa, Oklahoma," according to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame website. "Since then, he has parlayed that stake into 8,000 acres of grazing land and lives a comfortable life. Like most ropers, McEntire attributes much of his success to his roping horse, a brown gelding named Joe. Don McLaughlin, another world champion, said Joe was one of the best steer roping horses of all time."  

Clark McEntire is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; daughters Reba, Susie, and Alice; and son Pake.  

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