Rev. Leonard McClain, Jr.Apr 12th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Rev. Leonard McClain, Jr. was born in Baconton, Ga., to the late Rev. Leonard McClain, Sr. and Mrs. Susie McCarthy McClain. He gave his life to Christ at an early age and was called home on April 5, 2011 in Gainesville.
Funeral services were held on April 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Clyattville, Ga. Burial followed with military honors at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison.
In 1953, during the Korean War, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served his country until 1955. He started working for St. Regis Paper Company while in Albany, Ga., then transferred to Lee in 1967. He was a caretaker for St. Regis Lands, where he was a guide for quail hunts. He trained the English pointers and setters that were used during these hunts. He was a devout Christian, always willing and able to talk about his love for Jesus. It was only fitting that, in his life, he would be ordained a minister. He was a devoted husband, father and family man. He always took the time to call friends and family. He will truly be missed.
He married his wife, Willie Mae Brown on September 23, 1951, a union that lasted 52 years before her death in 2003.
A son, Terry Lee McClain, also preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, William James McClain of Lee, Aaron (Debra) McClain of Tampa and Curtis Edward (Teresa) McClain of Madison; a daughter, Barbara (Randy) Williams of Decatur, Ga.; a brother, Joe McClain of Newark, N.J.; a sister, Cora Lake, of Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Aaron, Jr., Ashley, Terrance, Jeremy and Brandi; three great-grandchildren, Aaron III, Kennedy and Jordan McClain; also a special friend, Mc. Evelyn Wyche to whom the sons and daughter of Rev. McClain give a special “thank you.”
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.