Obituary for Rev. Gene McClain

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Rev. Gene McClain

January 8, 1931 - October 28, 2018

Rev. Gene McClain, age 87, passed away Sunday morning, October 28, 2018 at the Greenwood Health Care Center. He was a resident of Indianapolis and a former resident of Morgantown.

Gene was born on January 8, 1931 in Johnson County, to his parents, the late Cecil and Edna Pearl (Richey) McClain.  He was a 1949 graduate of Southport High School and went on to earn a degree in Theology from Indiana Central College in Indianapolis. Gene served as a Private with the 26th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the Korean War.

He retired in 2003 after 30 years of service as a Minister for the Assembly of God Church in Morgantown, Shelbyville and Freeport. Gene was also a former member of the Evangelical Christian Church Board.

He was a member of the Southside Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis. Gene enjoyed camping and playing the piano.

He married Carolyn ‘Kay’ (Henson) McClain on January 17, 1972 in Houston, Texas. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2014 after 42 devoted and loving years of marriage. Gene is also preceded in death by a sons, Gordon and David McClain; grandson, Daniel McClain; siblings, Bill and Glen McClain and Pansy McMillin.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Baca of Wisconsin; great grandson, Elijah McClain of Fortville; caregiver, Deana (Jeff) McClimon of Fortville; sister in law, Wanda June (Bill) Hogan of Texas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The Rev. Ray McCrary will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 3rd at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Gene to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

East Hill Cemetery


, Morgantown, ,

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Born: January 8, 1931
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Robin Mc Clain posted on 11/1/18

Have good memories of visiting Gene at family gatherings, catching up old times with him and Kay. His grandson Christopher will miss him-from time chris was born, Gene would visit him in hospital when he was born over 33 years ago--rest in peace, Love Robin, Christopher and Bryce McClain


Janice Graham posted on 10/31/18

Pastor Gene, We enjoyed your friendship for many years. You will be missed. Your sister in Christ, Jan Bell Graham Wife of the late Pastor Michael Bell


Max R . Fitzpatrick posted on 10/31/18

Gene was always an adventuresome soul ready to tackle new challenges.