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Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA

OBITUARY

Melvin McClure

October 11, 1931March 20, 2020

Melvin Joseph McClure

Born: 10/11/31 Passed: 3/20/20

He was our Dad, our Papa, a great grand-dad, a brother, a uncle, and a friend. He was a part of the U.S. Airforce and served his country in the Korean war. He loved his country and considered it such an honor to have the opportunity in service.

He was full of grit, determination and worked hard to be successful. After life in the service, he went on to work as an electrical line man while pursuing night schooling to become an Electrician. During this time, he also worked on his career as he forged a path to becoming the Superintendent for Marietta City Hall. He served at Marietta City Hall for 30 years.

His life story is woven with aspirations, achievements, love of God, family and country. He was as the old saying would go... A man's man with a good heart.

In his younger years, he was a hunter and a fisherman. He spent many a day in deer stands and found excitement in fishing at different lakes and streams. He loved to build and built two homes for his family. He was an excellent provider and ensured that the needs of his loved ones were met.

He was witty and sarcastic- a humor that could sometimes bite but most often would result in hardy laughter- the kind you'd feel in your stomach or that would bring tears to your eyes. He never met a stranger and was always interested in people and what they were experiencing as well as sharing part of his own story.

Above all he cherished his relationship with God and encouraged his family as well as others to always reach for God and to get in a good church. His Christian family was very important to him as he was a member at Liberty Square for many years.

While he didn't have the chance to say goodbye to all that he loved, you must know that he loved us all very dearly and would wish us the best for now and throughout our lives.

John 14:27 Ephesians 4:32 Phillipians 4:8

He is survived by:

Brothers: Rozelle McClure, James McClure, Marion McClure, Jackie McClure

Sister: Virginia Hopper

Daughters & Family

Melvinee Hogan, Jennifer Blackstock, Tanna Blackstock, Austin Blackstock

Sarah Jane Bunce, Todd Bunce, John Bunce, Hope Bunce, Liam Bunce

Rebecca Lyons, Allen Lyons, Isaac Lyons Matthew Lyons

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services

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Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Sam Hopper

March 26, 2020

Like all my sisters, brother and cousins, I loved my Uncle MJ dearly. I grew up living just down the street from him, so I got to see him often. His sense of humor would have everyone including himself rolling with laughter. He worked hard his entire life to provide for his family, but he worked just as hard on his relationship with God. I hadn’t been able to see him for a few years, but I remember that last family reunion I was able to attend, and just like my brother said, he was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren 😊. We will all miss him in the days and years to come, but we have the assurance that some day we’ll be reunited with him, my grandmother and our aunts that have gone before us.

Johnny Hopper

March 26, 2020

The last time I spoke to uncle MJ was at the family reunion several years ago. He called me over and I sat with him. He pointed out his Grandson’s and great grandchildren with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He loved ,and was so proud of all of y’all! Uncle MJ is a good man who has now moved on to a better home. Love y’all and am praying daily for y’all

Tammy Oller

March 26, 2020

I will really miss my Uncle MJ his smile would brighten a room! His laugh was contagious...you couldn't help but smile and laugh with him. He was so kind hearted and loving and always made you feel welcome! Until we meet again. I'm sure your rejoicing and over Heaven! Much love to All the Family!

FROM THE FAMILY