Robert Lee “Bob” McClary

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Obituary

Robert Lee “Bob” McClary, 90 of Etowah, TN passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Etowah Starr Regional Medical Center. Bob was born in Benton, TN and the son of the late Andy and Mintie McClary.

Preceded in death by his wife, Adela Helen Wachta McClary; brothers, HM, Paul, and Gene McClary; sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Nell Higgins.

Survivors include sister, Ruth Ann Lowery of Vaiden, MS; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Alice McClary of Franklin, TN, Richard and Shahrzad McClary of Regensburg, Germany; grandchildren, Cain, Elizabeth, Harrison and Tydings.

Bob attended Tennessee Tech University and graduated with an Agriculture Degree from the University of Tennessee. Following graduation he enlisted in the US Navy, then attended Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI where he met his future wife, Adele. Bob eventually received an honorable discharge from the US Naval Reserves after achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Bob and his wife Adele owned and operated McClary’s Etowah Hardware from March 1957 until its sale in September of 2015. On December 3rd, 2015 The State of Tennessee House of Representatives issued a Proclamation saluting Bob & Adele and McClary’s Etowah Hardware for over 50 years of business operations dedicated to serving the needs of the Etowah community.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Starr Regional Rehabilitation Center of Etowah for their loving care.

Funeral Services will be private and there will be no formal visitation..

 

 

 

 

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  1. Perry Duncan September 8, 2018

    Richard, David and families. Thinking of you as you grieve the loss of your dad. I am holding you in prayer asking God to bring you comfort and peace. Blessings upon you. Perry Duncan umcrevman@gmail.com.

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  2. Jennifer Fox Heath September 7, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

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  3. Becky Perkins September 7, 2018

    David and Richard,
    My first job was working for your Mom & Dad at the hardware store from 1985-1991. I learned so much from both of them. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad.
    Becky Perkins

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  4. Jeff Wilson September 7, 2018

    As an old friend of David, I’d like to express my condolences to the family of Robert McClary. I purchased countless odds and ends at his store and am thankful for his home town service. My prayers are with his family. Gods blessings in Christ. -Jeff Wilson

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  5. Philip Manders September 6, 2018

    The McClarys hired me to work in there hardware store in 1988. They took me under there wings and were kind and generous. I think of them every time i go into the Sloan center. They are greatly missed!

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  6. GERALD HAMILTON September 5, 2018

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OLD FRIENDS. THEY WERE GOOD AND ALWAYS HELPED WHEN IT WAS NEEDED.

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