Lester C. McClure, 85,
died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home.
A lifetime resident
of Spring City, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Frances Barger
McClure. Lester was a veteran of
the U. S. Navy and was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Rhea Springs
Lodge #310 F&AM as well as a member of Bogel’s Chapel Church.
Lester was preceded
in death by his son, Larry D. McClure; sister, Carrie Porter Davis and brothers,
Jerry, Maynard and Ray McClure.
Survivors include his
wife of 68 years, Maxine Simpson McClure of Spring City; daughters, Carole
(Boyd) Wright and Sharon McClure Brown both of Spring City; daughter-in-law,
Brenda McClure of Scottsboro, Ala.; sister-in-law Ernestine Simpson of Spring
City; sisters, Helen Matthews, Doris Morrison, Naomi Goins and Rose Lee Arnold
all of Dayton and Vickie Napier of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brent (Darlene)
Wright, Michael Wright, Leslie Sweeden, David Brown Jr. and Jason (Margaret)
McClure; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and special
friends, Jim, Eddie Ruth and Pat Galloway.
will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home
with Rev. Johnny Eldridge. Interment
with military honors will follow in the Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday
from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the Caris Hospice, 421 Old Riceville Road, Suite 3,
Athens, TN 37303.
Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.