David Anthony McClain

January 8, 1950July 1, 2018
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David Anthony McClain, age 68, passed away, on July 1, 2018 in Austin, TX.

David had a long and distinguished first career serving in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He traveled the world. Fortuitously, David met his beautiful wife, Margaret, while stationed in England. After retiring from his military service, David embarked on his second career as a deputy sheriff in the Travis County Sheriff’s Department in Austin, TX. After more than twenty years of protecting and serving the citizens of Travis County, David finally retired in 2015.

David’s drive and purpose in life was family. He was always there to lend a helping hand to any family member that was in need. Something he learned from his mother. David loved watching his sports. But, poker was his primary hobby. David loved to travel. He planned to make many trips during his retirement.

David is predeceased by his father, James McClain, and his mother, Willie Mae McClain (née Jones). He is also predeceased by his siblings Mary Cooksey, Booker T McClain, “Pete” McClain, Glenn McClain, Larry McClain, and Margaret Molo (née McClain). David was predeceased by his children Calandra “Cookie” Timmons, and Laura McClain. He was also predeceased by two of his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Margaret McClain (née Seaman), and his children Nicola Vokes (née McClain), Charlene McClain Aikman (née McClain), and LeRoy McClain. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jerrick, Vantrecia, Jaquandra, Jaquan, Reuben, Mikhaila, Téa, Jaiden, “Mali,” and Alicia, and by numerous great-grandchildren; his siblings Lucile Mason (née McClain), Hazel Bernard (née McClain), Pearl Hudson (née McClain), Charles McClain, Robert McClain, Linda Palmer(née McClain), “Papa” McClain, and Sharon Mcfadden (née McClain).

David’s family wish to thank Dr. Geoffrey Cox of South Oaks Family Medicine and the treating physicians and nurses at the Seaton Medical Center on 38th Street in Austin, TX, for the care and kindness they gave to David during the last weeks of his life.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A Funeral Service honoring David will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with interment to immediately follow, also at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

David Anthony McClain

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Etta Jarmon

July 6, 2018

Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Times are difficult today, but know that you have friends and family that are here to help comfort you. Charlene - I did not know your father personally, but I have come to know you and it tells me that anyone who has help make you the person that you are, has to be a wonderful person. Your heart is heavy now, but look back at your memories to help you get through those most difficult times.

With Love Etta


July 4, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers our with you, your children and the McClain family. May God give your family the strength, peace and everlasting memories. David touched so many people; those memories will never be forgotten, I am blessed to have severed with him and will always cherish our time together.

Your Air Force Brother


Jacqueline Leonard

July 4, 2018

Having known David from a little girl, even having a daughter, he seemed more to me as a big brother who had left for the military, met a good wife and had a family, would come to his hometown to check on his family. I knew him for 58 years, such a long time for a friendship. Now he has departed to be in Glory. It's so sad, but it is a path we all have to take at one time.. He will be greatly missed. Take your rest in heaven, David, and we all will see you again. Margaret, times may get hard, but remember the best times, the fun times. We all loved you David but we know God loved you BEST. Your grands and great grand children will miss you.