Sara Evans revealed to fans that she lost her father from Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday (November 24).
What Sara Evans Said
The country singer shared the announcement via social media on Wednesday (November 25), the day before Thanksgiving. She shared images of her father growing up and memories from her childhood in the post.
“Yesterday was a very sad day,” she wrote. “We lost our dad. Jack Evans. He was funny, handsome, and loved by all. Dad, I will miss you so much. And love you always. R.I.P. #everyonelookslikeyou.”
Fellow musicians quickly sent their condolences. “Deepest condolences Sara … my heart goes out to you and your family,” Terri Clark wrote. Fans also sent their thoughts and prayers to Evans and her family. Jack is survived by his five children, including Evans and his ex-wife, Patricia Boggs.
Evan’s memoir, “Born To Fly,” which debuted earlier this year, addresses her father’s diagnosis. Evans admitted in interviews that the book was extremely personal and she hoped that he parents wouldn’t read it.
“As we’ve gotten older and when my dad first got sick, it wasn’t easy for us five siblings because I think we each had different thoughts,” she told Taste of Country. “I’ve probably been the hardest on my dad. I was the oldest girl; I was 12 when they divorced. So from birth until 12, I had him, and I was the center of his attention. So that just all completely changed and went away when they divorced.”
Evans revealed that he was being cared for in a nursing home-like facility. “He is in Dallas in essentially a nursing home for Alzheimer’s patients,” she continued. “With COVID-19, it’s been awful because no one who knows him can go and touch him and see him. So he’s literally just kind of fading away.”