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Johnny Wilson McClure, Sr.

December 22, 1947 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 74)


Johnny Wilson McClure, Sr., 74, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Charles George V A Medical Center. He was born December 22, 1947 in Oconee County, SC to the late James E. McClure, Sr. and Annie Sims McClure.

Johnny was a graduate of South French Broad High School, Class of 1967. He attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute and completed Orderly Training. Shortly afterward, he joined the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a Medic during his tour of duty. Johnny received several awards for rifle shooting, successfully completed Emergency Medical Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and successfully completed the Army Maintenance System at Fort Carson Logistics School, Fort Carson, Colorado. After military service, Johnny was self-employed as a painting contractor until his retirement.

He joined New Bethel Missionary Church at an early age. As as a youth during summer months, he attended Cheohee Baptist Church, Westminster, SC, which his grandfather helped to establish. Johnny also attended Hill Street Baptist Church.

He dearly loved his family and friends. He enjoyed communicating with people and truly showed concern for their well-being, spiritually and financially. Johnny also helped take care of his mother during her declining health. Johnny had a “Heart of Gold” and will be missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Left to cherish his memory is wife, Celeste Chapman McClure; son, Johnny McClure, Jr.; stepson, Chris Chalk; daughter, Princhilla McClure; stepdaughter, Teyanna McClure; brothers, James E. McClure, II (Virginia) and Michael T. McClure (Kim); sisters, A. Sue McClure Lynch and Shirley McClure; special niece, April Simmons; other family members and friends.

Public viewing will be from 2:00-6:00 on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral service will be 12:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2022 also in the chapel. Burial will follow at the WC State Veterans Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed here on the website.

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August 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Funeral Service
August 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Video is available for this event

August 18, 2022

WC State Veterans Cemetery

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