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Billy Gene McClain

August 18, 1931 March 18, 2018
Billy Gene McClain
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Obituary for Billy Gene McClain

TERRE HAUTE-Billy Gene McClain, 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away at 10:30 pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

He was a retired operator from Tredegar of Terre Haute with 38 years of service.

He was born August 18, 1931 in Burnett, Indiana to the late William Allen and Vivian Marie Marques McClain.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Esther Hoffman McClain whom he married December 24, 1951 in Terre Haute; also surviving, two sons, Jay (Rose) McClain of Coal Bluff and Brad (Cindy Zigler) McClain of Rosedale; daughter-in-law, Jeanna McClain of Terre Haute; brother, Gary (Sharon) McClain of Ohio; six grandchildren, Leeann McClain, Ryan (Sandy) McClain, Sarah (Chad) Goda, Kyle (Tara) McClain, Brandon McClain and Levi McClain; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Dean McClain on August 29, 2014, three brothers, Samuel, James and Alan McClain and sister, Mary Lou Newman.

He was a 1950 graduate of Fontanet High School. He served in the U.S. Army with the 25th infantry as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of the Fontanet Action Community Team. He enjoyed fishing NASCAR racing and basketball.

Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 22, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main Street, Rosedale, with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by American Legion Tony Kashon post 290 in Rosedale will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 pm Wednesday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804 or Fontanet Action Community Team (FACT) 11168 Gallagher Road, Fontanet, IN 47851 in his memory.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com


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Service

Wednesday

21

Mar

11:00 AM 3/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home

287 N. Main Street
Rosedale, IN 47874

Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home
287 N. Main Street Rosedale 47874 IN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

21

Mar

4:00 PM 3/21/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home

287 N. Main Street
Rosedale, IN 47874

Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home
287 N. Main Street Rosedale 47874 IN
United States
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