Linda Dianne McClellan

July 16, 1950December 1, 2018

Linda Dianne McClellan was born on July 16, 1950 in Tyler, Texas and passed away December 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 2 pm at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home followed by burial at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Burle McClellan, her parents, John Matt Perry and Marion Jean (Lamb) and her husband Leo Crist as well as two brothers Michael David Perry and John Mark Perry. Her survivors include her best friend of many years Jerry Lloyd Cooley of Winona; two daughters, Lesley Devin Bell of Athens and Jana Lynn Watt of Tatum; grandchildren, Jeremy Daniel Shipp, Justin Garrett Mount, Jacob Ryan Ratliff, Jordan Elizabeth Ratliff, Jaxon Lloyd Branin, Jayde Kinslee Branin, Ashton Noelle Edney, Kalyn Dianne Watt and 4 great grandchildren.

She worked for over 30 years as a nurse where she had the greatest love for each one of her patients. She is loved and will be missed by all.


  • John Matt Perry, Father
  • Marian Jean Perry, Mother
  • Michael David Perry, Brother
  • John Mark Perry, Brother
  • Leo Crist, Husband
  • Gary Burle McClellan, Husband
  • Lesley Deven Bell, Daughter
  • Jana Lynn Watt, Daughter
  • Jeremy Daniel Shipp, Grandchild
  • Justin Garrett Mount, Grandchild
  • Jacob Ryan Ratliff, Grandchild
  • Jordan Elizabeth Ratliff, Grandchild
  • Jaxon Lloyd Branin, Grandchild
  • Jayde Kinslee Branin, Grandchild
  • Ashton Noelle Edney, Grandchild
  • Kaylen Dianne Watt, Grandchild
  • Jerry Lloyd Cooley, Best Friend
  • Dianne also leaves behind four great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

Linda Dianne McClellan

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Debra Cater Blain

December 4, 2018

Jerry, Devin, Lynn and family. I'm so saddened to hear about the loss of Dianne. She loved y'all very much! Sending prayers that God comforts you during this time of sorry.