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Obituaries: Earl Lawson Mcclain


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Earl Lawson McClain, 85, of Salesville passed away Monday (February 3, 2014) at his home.

He was born February 24, 1928 in Burnsville, WV and was the son of the late Skiler and Lovie (Greathouse) McClain.

Earl was a heavy equipment operator for Babcock & Wilcox for 30 years and retired in 1979. He was a member of Community Gospel Tabernacle Church in Barberton, a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He enjoyed the outdoors, carpentry and was a "Mr. fix it".

In addition to his parents Earl was preceded in death by his wife Leona (Riffle) McClain who passed away in 1996; one daughter Shirley; one son Ralph; one sister Glenda; five brothers, Pat, Burt, Delbert, Steve and Roy; two grandsons, Michael and Josh.

He is survived by one daughter Tammy (Michael) Osborne of Salesville; one brother Sam (Betty) McClain of Lakemore; two sisters, Elanor Reese and Mae Johnson both of Burnsville, WV; six grandchildren, Angela (James McKelvey), Michelle (Frank Jr.) Dickey, Ryan (Fiancé Bobbie Mason) ,Dakoda, Shawna (John) Parker Sr. and Scott; four great grandchildren, Timothy, Natalie, Hannah and Johnny Jr.; one daughter in law Peggy McGague of Quaker City; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville with services to follow at noon with Pastor Fred Webb. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park in Akron.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.black-eppersonfuneralhomes.com
Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home
noon at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville and graveside services2:30 at Hillside memorial Park in Akron
Hillside Memorial Park
Black-Epperson Funeral Home - Byesville

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