Joseph “Joe” McLain

JoeJoseph “Joe” Alexander McLain, 93, of Craigsville, Virginia died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home.

He was born May 6, 1923 in Fordwick, Virginia, the son of the late Charles Abraham McLain and Ella Jane Montgomery McLain.

Joe was a retired iron worker.

He was a veteran of the US Army & US Air Corp, having served in World War II.

Joe was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, of Millboro Lodge 28.  He was also a member of  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his children: Amanda McLain Benson & husband Bob of Craigsville, VA; Joseph Barry McLain & wife Susan of Millboro, VA; grandchildren: Anthony “Alex” Rankin & wife Jessica of Craigsville, VA, Joley Allison McLain of Millboro, VA; step grandson: Kevin Benson; great grandchildren: Evelynn and Gabrielle Rankin; step great grandson Nathan Shiley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Lumsden McLain and 13 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday July 30, 2016 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Gram officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Leggett, John Eavers, Kevin Benson, Jarred Kincaid, Patrick Nuchols, and Burke Huddleston.

The family will receive friends 6 – 7 p.m. the night before at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Craigsville Fire Department.

About McLaughlinandYoung

McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home, Millboro Funeral Home, and Craigsville Funeral Home are owned and operated by John and Debbie Young. They commit themselves to providing loving and compassionate service to everyone. It is their sincere desire that you feel comfortable about the decisions you make and leave their offices with a feeling of satisfaction, honesty, and commitment. Phones are answered after hours by the company's answering service. Staff and licensed directors are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may make an appointment at anytime that is convenient for you.
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3 Responses to Joseph “Joe” McLain

  1. Kathy Thorpe says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Joe…you will be missed by all that knew you…

    Gladys Anns daughter Kathy Jo

  2. Larry and Barbara. Ingram says:

    Sorry to hear this. May god be with the family.

  3. Brinda Kolk, (Mawyer), neice says:

    So many good memories of you and the family. You are the last, I lit a candle in your memory

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