Harry McClelland Jr.
September 25, 1926 – August 28, 2019
Harry McClelland Jr, of Cartwright OK. died August 28, 2019 in Bonham, TX. He was born in Dallas, Texas on September 25, 1926 to Harry Sr. and Eva McClelland.
Mr. McClelland was a graduate of Britton High School in Oklahoma City, where he spent the majority of his youth.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1943 and served during World War II as a ship’s Pharmacist’s Mate until his honorable discharge in April 1946.
Harry married Alberta Grace nee Barton, also of Britton OK., on October 31, !947. She preceded him in death in 2013. They had been married 65 years at the time of her passing.
In 1950, Harry was called to again serve in the USN in the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1952.
He was a pressman at The Dallas Morning News, for many years, before moving to southern Oklahoma to retire.
He was a proud member of the North Texas Association of Navy Veterans.
Harry was also preceded in death by his son, Harry “Rusty” McClelland, III, who passed away in 2014 and his brother, Robert McClelland, USN retired.
He is survived by his brother, John L. McClelland, daughter Letha McClelland, son Richard McClelland, as well as four grandchildren and one great grandson.
There will be a visitation from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Bratcher Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Oklahoma City at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
- Harry McClelland Sr., Father (deceased)
- Eva McClelland, Mother (deceased)
- Alberta Grace McClelland, Wife (deceased)
- Harry "Rusty" McClelland III, Son (deceased)
- Robert McClelland, Brother (deceased)
- Letha McClelland, Daughter
- Richard McClelland, Son
- John L. McClelland, Brother
- 4 ., Grandchildren
- 1 ., Great-Grandson
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Harry McClelland Jr.
September 8, 2019
Letha & Rusty,
I am saddened to see that Harry has finally left us but glad to see he is with your mom again. We had so many conversations about how he missed his sweet Alberta. Your father was a great friend and fellow sailor. He was a wonderful story teller of the times that used to be, if you could keep him on track, lol. He was such a dear friend and he always had that little dog, he called his peanut, with him in his truck, that is what kept him active and the Veterans group as well. Harry and I had some good times together thought the 8 years I was in Denison.
My heart goes out to you two, you definitely have your plates full, but he taught you well and you two are strong.
I thank you both for sharing your father with me, he touched my life in a very positive way. He will forever be missed and thought of often. Another if our great war hero's have gone in to be with their maker. God Speed Letha and Rusty.
Don and Sharron https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituariesMicheletti
September 3, 2019
Our thoughts are with you. Harry was a great man. We always enjoyed seeing him at Dwight and Marla's house when we were in Oklahoma on vacation. Don and I loved talking to him. We will miss him when we go there in the future.
Our sincere condolences to Harry's family and all the many friends he made along the way.
Sharron Micheletti (Dwight'sister)
September 3, 2019
You will dearly miss your Dad, but I hope that memories of him will comfort you as you grieve and reminisce. Please know that we, your work family, are all here for you, to love and support you in coping with your loss. I enjoyed looking at the photos of your dear Dad, what a handsome guy and a fine Navy veteran!
Thinking of you with much sympathy and affection,
August 29, 2019
Rest in peace with your precious Alberta my dear friend, miss you both always, love Melissa my deepest sympathy to their children