Bob A. McLain, age 89, left this earth Jan. 20, 2018 and was welcomed into heaven by Jesus Christ his Lord and savior and greeted by a host of family and friends. He ran a good race and fought a good fight.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church on Thursday Jan. 25, 2018. Services are under direction of Carter Smart Funeral Home. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carter Smart Funeral Home at 1316 West Oak in Duncan, Ok.
Bob was the youngest of 7 children born to Benny Gus and Dora Idella (Ziegler) McClain. Bob lived in Duncan his entire life, with the exception of a few months after graduating form Duncan High School, that he spent in California where he worked at "Big Boys" hamburger joint. He also worked for a short time on seismograph crew in Wyoming with his brother Newt.
Bob met his sweetheart at the Duncan skating rink. He married his skating partner, Bessie Moore, on September 17, 1950 and they had two daughters- Linda and Beverly. Bob and Bessie recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
In 1953, Bob went to work for the refinery south of Duncan, where he worked for 30 years.
Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent much time enjoying these activities with friends and family members, camping at lakes and fishing at farm ponds.
Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at age 25 and was active in whatever church he was attending. He was an ordained deacon and enjoyed mission trips within the United States and Guatemala.
Bob taught men's Sunday school class for 30 years and proudly completed a college course in ancient bible history.
Not only was Bob devoted to God and his church, he was totally devoted to his family and community. When his girls were young he provided mentoring and instruction to a girls grade softball team and helped with 4-H.
Bob was a family man in every sense of the word. He lived to love his wife- Bessie, children- Linda (McLain) Haenisch and Joe Baker, Bevery (McLain) George, grandchildren- Chad Willard and Sherry Moore, Stephanie and Jamal Curtis, Jamie and Andy Reyes, Leigh Ann and CJ Felder.
Great grandchildren- Steven and Kasandra Moore, Courtney Moore, Marissa Curtis, Rusty Hargrove, Mia Curtis, Miles Curtis, Legend Reyes, Malachi Daugherty and Jaylen Felder.
Great-great grandchildren- Hadleigh and Kingsley Moore, Kiyson and Titus Hargrove.
Bob also had a love for his extended family, one sister in law, Nadine McClain and a host of nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings-sister Roxie McLain, Mozzel Kelly, and Audrey Coe. brothers- Earl, Burl and Newt. A son in law Gerold George.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Wallace Mooney, Bill Landis, George Sorrell and Odell Hooper.
Pallbearers will be Chad Willard, Stephanie Curtis, Leigh Ann Felder, Jamie Reyes, Steven Moore, Courtney Moore, Marissa Curtis and Malachi Daugherty.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to the charity of your choice.
Published on January 24, 2018