John D. McClure, Sr.

Dec. 10, 1935 - Sept. 5, 2019

John D. McClure, Sr., 83, of Gatesville, Texas, best known as "Old Man John", passed away on September 5, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Oglesby, Texas. Interment will follow in Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Texas. The visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor, Texas.

John was born on December 10, 1935 on the family farm in Hamlin, Texas, to Acy Earnest McClure and Johnnie Annie (Early) McClure. He married Louise Goff on December 18, 1975 and they owned Central Texas Paint and Wallpaper, in Waco, for 25 years and he retired from Lowe's in Temple, Texas. 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, and Luther McClure; sisters, Mary Ann Helms and 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, Arkansas; daughters, Teresa Edwards and husband, Loyd, of Lorena, Paula Robbins of Gatesville, Cathy Burks and husband, Paul, of Belton; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

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