OBITUARY

William Gordon McClure

June 7, 1930January 3, 2018
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William Gordon McClure, 87, died January 3, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to James McClure and Elizabeth Sanderson Campbell.

Bill was a product of the Philadelphia School System and graduated from Olney High School. He had a rich and varied career. He did a short stint in the Merchant Marines until the Korean Conflict, when he enlisted in the Air Force. He worked as a police officer in Philadelphia, was with IBM for 35 years being relocated many times, owned McClure Tile Design, and was a NC State Fair ticket auditor.

His hobbies included golf, boating, and sports car racing.

In Bill’s words, “I’ve been moved. I had fun.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Hunter and James, and son, Kevin.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen Arras McClure; son, James McClure; daughters, Jeannine Furlong and Michelle Erp; 7 grandchildren; 1 niece; 1 nephew; and 1 great niece. He also leaves behind his pets who enriched his life, Genevieve, Phillippe, Francine, and Fonzworth.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Please consider donating in memory of Bill to an animal rescue of your choice.

Condolences may be sent at: brownwynne.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

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James McClure

January 11, 2018

"When we meet again, out there in the universe, we will forgive all of us, as it was to be." Unattributed 2017

I know he was thrilled to be a great-grand parent. We chatted just before Thanksgiving, and he asked how Dylan Patrick McClure, was doing. I would have loved for them to meet.


Someday. Perhaps about a hundred years?

Dad, may you rest in peace.

Jim Fox

January 9, 2018

Great days at IBM with Bill. Jim Fox

Erp Family

January 9, 2018

Our hearts are broken and with you in sadness. Find comfort in wonderful memories. The Erp Family

HENRY ZURAWEL

January 5, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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Christmas 2017

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June 2016 with the band Tonic

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Christmas 2017

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June 2016 with the band Tonic

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