James Edwin McClung

Monday, December 14, 2015

James McClung, 82, passed away at his home in Coulterville, Ill. He was born February 19, 1933, in Steele, Mo., to the late Earl and Sallie (Eddington) McClung. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Samantha McClung; a brother, Don Keith (DK) McClung; an honorary brother, Herman (Man) Burton and a sister, Pat Greenway.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (Becky) McClung and Tony McClung; a daughter, Jamie (Anthony) Dowdy; his grandchildren, Rachel Dowdy, Matthew (Destinee) McClung, Ryan McClung, Jessica McClung, Lee McClung and Crystal Traywick; his great-grandchildren, Jazmine, Patrick, Charlie, Jade, Kyle, Anthony and Levi and two sisters, Lois Wright and Nadine Wood.

Visitation will be held beginning at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with interment in the Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Those who wish may sign the memorial book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com