Monte Lee McClain
April 22, 1929 – December 3, 2018
McClain, Monte Lee, 89, of Brandon, Florida entered into rest on December 3, 2018. Monte worked for the United States Postal Service as a mailman. He served in the Korean War with the United States Army. He had a love for hunting. His greatest joy was being the caregiver of his wife for 18 years. He is now reunited in heaven with his beloved wife of 65 years, Delores Grace McClain. He leaves behind his two daughters, Deb Grace and Mona McClain; grandchildren, Krista Kessler, Kaila Schaffer, Michaela Wickham and Marcus Wickham; and great grandchildren, Nathan Kessler, Barrett Kessler, Austin Schaffer and Mckinzie Schaffer. A funeral service will be held at 930am on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home of Brandon, Florida; family will start receiving guests at 9am.
- Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
Monte Lee McClain
Sharron and James Bray
December 6, 2018
Memories of Monte
I first met Monte in January 1973 while testing for a position with the United States Postal Service. We would both start in February 1973 working side by side as substitute carriers at the Seffner Post Office.
Monte was selected to substitute on route 2 for Louie Cribbs. I on route 3 for Laura McDaniel. Seffner was growing. Soon we each had our own routes. Monte on route 4, I on route 5. As Seffner continued to grow we moved into the new post office on Kingsway Ave in 1981.
I have the fondest memories of Monte impersonating Tim Conway, walking across the room with that smirk on his face. He was the biggest hoot around; if only you could have witnesses that. Fast forward -We would both retire in 1991 just 2 months apart.
In our retirement my husband and I built a home in North Georgia. Monte would visit us on “the farm” every year to hunt in the fall. He would be up before daylight, have his breakfast and out at the foot of the mountain from daylight to dark. He would sit in his tent in the woods enjoying the peace only found in nature. We treasured his annual visits.
We are sure going to miss him, but know he is enjoying the best of nature and a happy hunting ground for eternity.
Love Sharron and James Bray