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REV. JAMES C. MCCLURE, JR., AGE 80

Rev. James Carl McClure, Jr., age 80, of Kingston, passed away November 28, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 12, 1939 in Loudon County Hospital and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston where he had taught Sunday School for 8 years.  He was a God fearing man who answered his call to preach over 49 years ago and has since pastored several churches in Anderson, Roane and Morgan Counties for approximately 25 years.  Among the churches he pastored were Mount Olive Baptist Church in Clinton, Friendly Welcome Baptist Church in Oliver Springs and Old Fashion Pilot Mountain in Lancing.  He retired after 28 years as a machinist from the K-25 plant.  He was a member of ATLC in Oak Ridge, Labor Union No. 3288.  Before working at K-25, he worked as a mechanic and continued doing so after his retirement, as long as his health would allow.  Preceded in death by his daughter, Pam McClure; parents, James Carl McClure, Sr., and Cora Mae Mason McClure, and 4 siblings. Survivors include his wife of 64 years: Jane Rose McClure; children: Mike (Sandra) McClure of Oak Ridge, Randy (Angela) McClure of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Kim (Brian) Leach of Kingston; grandchildren: Casey, Ashley, Amber, Brian, Alex, and Joshua; great-grandchildren: Briley, Cooper, Madison, Carson, Ally Rose, Cole, and Cayde; brother-in-law: Curtis & Phoebee Humphreys of Harriman; sisters-in-law: Donna (Danny) Seiler of Harriman, Phyllis Shipwash of Ten Mile, and Pat (Buddy) Hughes of Ten Mile; several extended family members; and a host of special friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Liberty Baptist Church with funeral service to follow. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Bethel-Fairview Cemetery in Ten Mile.

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