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Robert Earl McClain, 80, of Concord, passed away on October 15, 2013 at the Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Robert was born on July 7, 1933 in Newman, Illinois, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Clara McBride McClain.
Robert attended Grammar and High School in St. Charles, Illinois. Robert is a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War. He was a Professional Golfer on the PGA Tour in 1967 and 1968, he then worked at golf courses as a resident golf pro. Robert retired from South Granville Country Club in Creedmoor. Robert was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Concord, and served on the Pastor Parish Committee. He was also a life member of the Carl Siemens VFW Post of Durham, NC.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Charles McClain.
Survivors: Robert is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Jean McClain; sons, Nathan McHenry, III and wife Kay of Durham, and Michael Gerald McHenry of Jacksonville, FL. Daughters, Patricia Jean McHenry of Durham and Bobbi Jo McClain and her significant other Todd Pope of Durham. Grandchildren, Becky Sims and husband Randy, Steven Morton, Michael Morton, Addie McHenry Kimball and husband Aaron, Kevin McHenry, and Taylor Cowan (Jessica). Great grandchildren, Jordan and Ryan Sims. Brother, Joseph McClain and wife Gerry of Bradenton, FL.
Service: There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Concord, conducted by Rev. Alan Thompson, Pastor.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 4877 HWY 200, Concord NC 28025.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Tucker Hospice House of Kannapolis, NC.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the McClain family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.