Joe Diffie’s Daughter Shares Photo With Dad, Says She Can “Hear Him Saying My Name”
Instagram / Kara Diffie
It’s been almost two months since Joe Diffie passed away from complications of COVID-19 and his daughter, Kara, continues to share sweet memories on social media that the two shared.
Kara took to Instagram on Sunday (April 26) to post a sweet and silly photo of her and her dad, revealing the “small” thing she misses.
Joe Diffie passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday (March 29) from complications of COVID-19.
Diffie was a staple of ’90s country music. From 1990 to 2004 Diffie charted 35 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and had five number one songs: “Home,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Bigger Than The Beatles,” and his longest-lasting number-one song “Pickup Man.”
In a statement posted to Facebook on the day of his death, Kara explained that losing her dad was so “sudden and tragic” that she had “no words.”
Kara is finding some comfort through music, specifically her daddy’s music.
In a video posted to Instagram on Thursday (April 2), Kara performed one of her dad’s songs a capella.
Kara sings the first 2 verses of her dad’s song called “Home.”
The only thing I see ahead
Is just the heat rising off the road.
The rainbows I’ve been chasing keep
On fading ‘fore I find my pot of gold.
And more and more I’m thinking that
The only treasures that I’ll ever know
Are long ago and far behind
Wrapped up in my memories of home.
The song she performed titled “Home” was Joe Diffie’s debut single in August 1990. The song rose to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was the first song to be released from his debut album, A Thousand Winding Roads.
In Kara’s most recent post, she shared a photo of her and her dad being silly. In the photo, she stood next to him with a mustache sticker on her finger that she held up to her upper lip to try and match his iconic mustache. Joe has a shocked look on his face as the two share the silly moment on camera.
Kara captioned her post:
“Sometimes when I sleep, I can hear him saying my name, “Hey Kara Bara!” It’s something so small but I wish I could hear him greet me like that one more time. If I could only bring him back…”
You can tell these two had an incredible bond and Kara was definitely “daddy’s little girl.”
We are praying for Kara and the rest of Joe’s family in this trying time. Joe will be forever missed.
Check out Kara’s post about her dad below.