Hal Wayne McClain, 72, Denver, Ind., passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, shortly after he collapsed at his home.
Born April 11, 1941, in Peru, he was the son of Tracy Earl and Keturah Elizabeth Cutshall McClain. On Oct. 11, 1980, at St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Kokomo, he was married to Nancy Kay Fulk, and she preceded him in death Aug. 12, 1993.
Hal was the owner and president of McClain Funeral Home in Denver, where he began as an employee 50 years ago. He purchased the funeral home in 1970 and was proud to serve the North Miami Community and surrounding area his entire career as a funeral director.
Survivors include his three sons, Ryan Allen and his wife, Charlene, Sheridan, Bradley Andrew, Peru, and Jayke Allen, Muncie; three grandchildren, Tyler Phillip, Allyson Taylor and Elijah Michael; four sisters-in-law, Betty Anne McClain, Lancaster, Pa., Virginia Joan Fulk, Terre Haute, Edna Ruth Fulk, Muncie, and Georgia Fulk, Terre Haute; his closest friends and work family, Ron Fites, Macy, Bill and Shirley Coahran, Macy, Jo Willis, Macy, and Bill and Nancy McGuire, Mexico; and his three beloved dachshunds, Zacky, Flen and Trevor.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Barbara Stoner and Donna Welty; and three brothers, Eugene, Oden and Bernard McClain.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with Pastor Don Ritchey, Pastor Steve Ailes and Pastor Dave Beebe officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek Nursing Home of Peru to help with the purchase of an activity van. The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com.