Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Calvin Edward McClure

Calvin Edward McClure, 89, of Wister, OK passed away May 3, 2016 in Poteau, OK.  Calvin was born January 5, 1927 in Ashgrove, MO to William Edward & Celia (Jackson) McClure.  He was the foreman for a turkey ranch.  Calvin was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He had a great love for God; he loved his family as well as gardening and fishing.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Josephine; sisters, Madge, Joetta and Doris; brother, Jack; an infant sibling; granddaughter, Patricia and an infant grandchild.

Survivors include his daughters & sons in law, Pamela & Stanley Haywood of Lannigan, MO, Carla & James Warren of North Platt, NE, Karen & Sam Tart of Hope Mills, NC; sons & daughter in law, Randy & Lisa McClure of Chadron, NE, Dale McClure of Greeley, CO; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 33 foster children; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Past Commander DAV - Charlie Horsley officiating.  Interment will follow in  Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Andrew Haywood, Daniel Barhite, Jacob, William, Timothy and Thomas McClure, Dylan Tart and Wyatt Darby.

The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uncle Bud, you have always been so sweet to me. I loved visiting with you and Aunt Jo some evenings where we would play Forty-Two. You and Cal cheated somehow! I loved how you tended your garden and always shared some of the bounty with us. I loved your cooking.

Cal has always shared with me how much he looked up to you. He thought of you as his father image. You meant so much to him, and he is brokenhearted at the thought of not having you to go spend some time with. I know there were times, he just needed a man to talk to, and your were the one he turned to.

We will miss you.

To the family, I understand the loss you feel. I am so very sorry. I have already told some of you that Cal and I are here for you, we will do whatever we can to help you through this time. I love you all, and I know that Cal loves you all to pieces. Sherry and Cal Miller