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John D. McClure Sr.

December 10, 1935 - September 5, 2019

John D. McClure Sr., 83, of Gatesville, best known as “Old Man John,” passed away on September 5, 2019.

Funeral services were held on September 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Oglesby.

Interment followed in Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby.

John was born on Dec. 10, 1935, on the family farm in Hamlin, to Acy Earnest McClure and Johnnie Annie (Early) McClure. He married Louise Goff on Dec. 18, 1975, and they owned Central Texas Paint and Wallpaper, in Waco, for 25 years. He retired from Lowe’s in Temple. John loved his family, his friends, his church, working in the yard and he had a great sense of humor.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Dewey Odel McClure, Luther McClure; sisters, Mary Ann Helms, Patsy Ruth Bryant; and great -grandson, Daniel Bryan Cooper.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Louise McClure; sons, John D. McClure, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Gatesville, Jimmy McClure, of Waco, Paul Matthews and wife, Deborah, of Hot Springs, AK; daughters, Teresa Edwards and husband, Loyd, of Lorena, Paula Robbins, of Gatesville, Cathy Burks and husband, Paul, of Belton; 15 grandchildren; and 21 greatgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 120 College Ave., Oglesby, Texas 76561.

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