Nelson Lee McClure, 89, of Benton, left this life on Tuesday, April 16. He was an active-duty Marine during World War II and present when the American flag was raised at Iwo Jima.
McClure was a member of First Assembly of God and employed by Reynolds for 31 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Isabella McClure of Newark; three brothers, Buddy, V.G. and Johnny McClure; and sisters, Edna Smith, Floy Garner, Sara Magness and Roberta Morrison.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 66 years, Necie McClure; a daughter, Darlene Parsons and husband Larry; a grandson, Cameron Parsons; a great-grandson, Joel Walker and wife Heather; a great-granddaughter, Payton Lytle and husband Nate; two great-great-granddaughters, Zadie and Addison Walker; two sisters, Lorene Magness and Betty Akins; and many many more family members and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: His kind, sweet, funny and gentle nature endeared him to all.