Donald McClain

May 7, 1955May 15, 2014

Donald McClain, 59, of Alma, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. He was born May 7, 1955 in Sebastian County to the late Ronald and Fern McClain. He was a foreman for Fort Smith Plating Co., and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie McClain of the home; a son, Ryan McClain and wife Misty of Alma; a brother, Mike McClain of Pocola; and two grandchildren, Ethan and Lydia McClain both of Alma.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at Woody Cemetery in Rudy, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Heath Beckham, Rusty Wright, Ryan McClain, Josh Larue, Billy Warren, Wayne Turney, P.J. Mahan, and Kyle Goss, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Palmer, Christy Hobson, Carl Larue, and John McClain.

The family will visit with friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Debbie & Bob Grounds

May 20, 2014

Although I didn't get to meet Donald; I know he must have been a joy to everyone who knew him. We know this because of the great man that you & he raised; Mrs McClain. Our prayers are for comfort for you all at this time.
Ryan n Misty you are dear to us!

Sondra Morehead

May 17, 2014

Sadie, Ryan & Misty....Soooo sad about this. :( Been thinking of you guys ever since I heard the news. Donnie was the epitome of "never judge a book by it's cover". It has been over a year since I have seen him, but I will always cherish that last hug!! He, a long with all of you, was such a blessing to me during a tough time in my life and I will forever be grateful for the kindness and friendship! Love you guys!! Thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort!!