Memphis Funeral Home


J. Howard McClain

December 21, 1929March 29, 2021

Dr. J. Howard McClain, 91, retired Dentist, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia. He is survived by a son, Dr. John McClain and granddaughter, Olivia McClain. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the traditional music fund at Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38117.


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Cheryl Steele

April 1, 2021

My condolences to John and the family. Dr. McClain was my dentist from the age of 12 years old. What a wonderful, godly, kind servant he was all the time. Dr. McClain was always friendly, kind and full of joy. He would go out of the way to help his patients. You could call him at home anytime and he would come into the office to meet you. He was a loving gentle soul who LOVED the LORD, loved his family, loved his church family and loved his ministry of being a GREAT dentist. He was a one of a kind, a precious asset to his community. I am a better person to have known him. Well done good and faithful servant. We will see each other again. Sincerely, Cheryl (Ratliff) Steele