OBITUARY

Mr. Huey C. McLain Sr.

January 12, 1923November 20, 2013

Huey Calvin McLain, Sr., 90, a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away on Nov. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home in Montgomery. The family will receive friends at noon prior to the funeral service. Graveside service with Military Honors will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. McLain was preceded in death by his wife Betty C. McLain, a son Huey C. McLain, Jr., and a granddaughter Ashley Kaitlyn McLain. He is survived by two sons, John McLain (Paula) and Tom McLain (Sandy), three grandsons, Adam McLain (Regina), Eric McLain (Ashley), and Chase McLain, two granddaughters, Erin McLain and Brandie McLain, and three great grandchildren, Adelaide McLain, A.J. Carpenter, and James Carpenter, Jr., two sisters Jewell Weldon (Bill) and June Carlisle, a special friend Hellen Murphy, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and too many friends to count. Mr. McLain was one of the last true American heroes having served in both WWII and the Vietnam War. He participated in Operation Varsity when the 17th Airborne Division jumped the Rhine River into Germany and was the spearhead to defeat the Nazis. For his service he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Valor. Mr. McLain owned and operated Eastbrook Shell for many years and was a devoted Mason and Shriner. Mr. McLain was also known for his devotion to Alabama Football and was a dedicated follower and season ticket holder of the Crimson Tide. Pallbearers will be Eric McLain, Chase McLain, Brian Wilson, Eddie Hufner, Cliff Carlisle, and Man Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2013
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July 24, 2014

Hello Tom. Ben Hunter is at bdhlite@yahoo.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Ben Hunter

January 5, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Huey. He and my father-in-law, Wilson (Bish) Bryant of Kentucky, were in the 17th Airborne together. It was my great fortune to spend time with Huey during the last 2 17th Airborne Division Association meetings in San Antonio and Hampton, VA. I first met him when the association had their annual reunion here in St Louis around 1990 or 91. I enjoyed Huey very much.... his smile, his humor, his politeness. He and my father-in-law (now deceased 2 years) naturally sparred over basketball and football. I will let Wilson's widow, Helen, know of Huey's passing. I would appreciate if one or more of Huey's family would contact me at their convenience. I am on facebook and probably can also be found in Huey's email contact list as bdhlite. Prayers and sympathy, albeit late, to the family. RIP Huey.

Curtis & Barbara Carpenter

November 22, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

November 22, 2013

You will be deeply missed Uncle Huey!!! I always loved coming to your gas station and getting goodies. See you and Aunt Betty again in heaven one day with Grandmother and Papa Johnson. Deepest sympathy to everyone in the family. Love, Teresa Johnson (Dwight Johnson's daughter.)

November 22, 2013

Billie and I extend our prayers and sympathy to the family. We were close neighbors to Huey and Betty for over 40 years. We got to know Huey and became good friends in his later life. Huey was devoted to family and country. He loved Alabama football, hardly ever missing a game in Tuscaloosa. He will be missed.

The Nelson's

November 21, 2013

He is leaving this world a better place by being here. I will miss his wit, stories & his laugh. Prayers and sympathy to the family

FROM THE FAMILY