Dec. 6 (UPI) — Reba McEntire and The Oak Ridge Boys each carried out Thursday on the invitation-only funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush.
McEntire carried out “The Lord’s Prayer” through the service which befell on the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
The Oak Ridge Boys sang “Superb Grace,” a tune the band mentioned was Bush’s favourite.
“President Bush means a lot to us,” band member Richard Sterban instructed The Tennessean. “George Bush requested earlier than he handed away that we sing ‘Superb Grace,’ his favourite tune, at his funeral. There isn’t any approach we would not do it.”
“He at all times taught us to do the fitting factor, and it’s a super honor. One last time right here on this earth, we will sing it for him and we consider in our hearts we’ll see him once more in the future and we’ll sing it for him once more,” Sterban continued.
McEntire, like The Oak Ridge Boys, had a friendship with Bush. The nation star posted on Instagram following Bush’s demise a photograph of herself sitting subsequent to the previous president whereas holding his hand. “My favourite. #greatpresident #greatfriend,” she captioned the picture.
Bush died Friday on the age of 94. His demise got here six months after the passing of his spouse of 73 years, former first girl Barbara Bush.
Bush will likely be buried on the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Faculty Station, Texas, subsequent to his spouse and daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 on the age of three.