James N. McClain
January 4, 1941 – June 17, 2020
James Nathan McClain, 79 of Hillsboro, OR passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s on June 17, 2020. Jim was born on January 4, 1941 in Yakima, Washington, one of four children to Raymond and Veida McClain. Jim grew up in Portland, graduated from Cleveland High School and was a mechanic in the Oregon Air National Guard for three years. He then worked a number of years at Bingham Willamette as a machinist then becoming a shop supervisor. He finished his career as a machine tool salesman throughout the Portland Metro area until retiring to his home in Coulee, Washington, and later moved to Hillsboro, OR.
Jim married the love of his life, Scheryl, 46 years ago and together they raised their family. Jim enjoyed many hobbies with family and friends, such as country western dancing, playing cards, shuffleboard and was an avid golfer. His true passion was boating with family and friends, creating a lifetime of happy memories.
He also enjoyed traveling and he and Scheryl spent summers on the lake in both Tygh Valley, OR and Coulee, WA and a number of winters at their vacation home in Palm Springs, CA.
Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Scheryl, his parents, and two younger brothers Luke and Marv. He is survived by his children, Jay McClain (daughters Lauren and Amber); Tami Hubbard (Bruce and their daughter Jessica); K.C. Koss (Vicki and daughter Alicia); Shawny Dooney (Brian and their son Jack); brother Lee McClain (Jerilyn); and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jim was very personable and outgoing and thoroughly enjoyed those around him. He loved to laugh, was quick witted, and always enjoyed playing a practical joke. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He lives on in our hearts forever.
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James N. McClain
June 24, 2020
I wish to offer my sincerest condolences to Jimbo's family and friends.
I worked with Jimbo at both Manufactures Tool Service and Aronson-Campbell and I can tell you he was one of the best co-workers of my career. He made me laugh everyday and I will miss him very much.
June 23, 2020
Oh my, the " McClains"! Nobody had more fun. The boating, travel and parties and the time we all rented the entire lodge in central oregon.......wow. From when our kids were in grade school until the last memory fades. Those parties were "Biblical" and the McClains
would agree. Together again forever. Catch you both later, joe and marylyn