George McClure
Wednesday
26
September

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - White Hall
234 North Main Street
White Hall, Illinois, United States
217-374-2337
Thursday
27
September

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - White Hall
234 North Main Street
White Hall, Illinois, United States
217-374-2337
Thursday
27
September

Interment

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018
White Hall Cemetery
Rt. 67
White Hall, Illinois, United States

Obituary of George McClure

George R. “Mac” McClure, 82, of White Hall, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018, at his home. He was born, October 13, 1935, in White Hall, the son of the late Stanley V. and Nina E. (Livingstone) McClure. He married Sandra Janelle Landon of October 4, 1983, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Ann (McClure) Coffel and son-in-law, Scott Allen Coffel; two grandchildren, Savanna Dawn Coffel, and Ace MacClure Coffel all of North Carolina; a brother, James F. “Jim” McClure of White Hall; and a sister, Karen E. McClure of Virginia; three step-daughters, Crystal Lynn Brand, & Karen Kay Kuhn of Springfield, and Nancy Dee Jockisch of San Jose; plus former step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Terry Jo McClure; his twin brother, Robert S. “Bob” McClure; and a sister-in-law, Kum Cha “Kim” McClure.

He graduated from White Hall High School in 1953 and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years serving during the Korean Conflict era. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, he worked at MacDonnell Aircraft Corp. in St. Louis, MO; Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria, IL, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. in East Alton, and Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Alton. He went to Southern Illinois University Vocational Technical Institute in Carbondale and received an Associate degree in Technology (Architectural Drafting & Design) in 1962. Then he worked as a draftsman for Mesker Brothers Iron Works (a window & curtain wall manufacturer) in Hazelwood, MO and finally ended up working as an Engineering Technician for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, Bureau of Design in Springfield, for 30 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of the White Hall First Baptist Church, a Life Member of the Robert Windle Marine Corps League Detachment 1031 in Jerseyville, a life member of the White Hall VFW Post 7684, a member of the American Legion Post 0126 in Alton, a member of the White Hall Sportsman’s Club, a member of a National Rifle Association of America, a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association and a member of the Retired State Employees Association.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Airsman Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at the White Hall Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. The family will meet friends on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice, the Salvation Army, or P.A.W.S. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.  

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