Walter H. "Buddy" McClain

May 27, 1940November 4, 2018

Walter H. “Buddy” McClain, 78, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born May 27, 1940 to Reginald and Bertice McClain in Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by his daughter Angela Mullane (Matthew), son Michael McClain (Tonya), granddaughter Leslie Boswell (Brian), brother Ray McClain (Linda) sister Patricia Crumpton, several nieces and nephews and special friend Joyce Chevalier. Buddy was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary Deloris McClain (August 31, 2013).

Buddy was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family before the effects of Alzheimer’s started to take these things away several years ago. Over the last year and a half, Buddy had been cared for by the staff at Almost Home Assisted Living Facility, as well as Community Hospice. He will be missed by everyone there, along with all of his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association North Florida Chapter at 2180 W. State Road 434, Suite 1100, Longwood, FL 32779, or Community Hospice Jacksonville, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL. 32257 in his memory.

Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Family will receive friends for viewing and visitation on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 11am to 12 Noon. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation with interment at Riverside Memorial Park.

Buddy’s service will be casual, please feel free to dress as you would if you were going to a cookout, fishing or enjoying your favorite activity.

You may leave words of comfort and sympathy at . HARDAGE-GIDDENS, RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK and FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is serving the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

Walter H. "Buddy" McClain

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LaSonya Drayton

November 8, 2018

I was one of Buddy's caretakers i remember the day Angie brought him there I was the one to walk out to the truck and help him in and he's been my Buddy Roe every since and i was his Jimmy 😩 he will be missed

Donny Maraday

November 6, 2018

Mr. McClain,

You will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.