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Roy Candler McClure

Roy Candler McClure, age 92, of Sylva, passed away Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of the late Irene Bryson McClure and the son of the late Raymond and Nettie McClure. 

Roy was a member of First Baptist Church of Sylva. He was an avid hiker with The Golden Age Hikers and enjoyed playing bridge at the Senior Center. He also enjoyed traveling and his daily coffee with his McDonald’s friends. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1943-1946 and was stationed aboard the Landing Craft Tank 836 in Hawaii.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter; Jessica Creech, four brothers and one sister.

He is survived by two sons; Roy B. (Sandy) McClure and Sam (Marilyn) Buchanan. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. One brother; Gene McClure and one sister; Betty Nowlin also survive.

A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on a later date to be determined by his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Meals on Wheel Program, Jackson County Senior Center, Attn: Karen Davis, 100 County Services Park, Sylva, NC 28779; or to The Community Table, 23 Central St., Sylva, NC 28779.

Appalachian Funeral Services is assisting the family.  

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To the best dad a son could have. I will miss you dad. You are in a wonderful place. RB

Roy B McClure Jun 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy McClure

Roy B McClure Jun 17 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss Roy , Sam , grandchildren . We feel a loss and sadness also . Mr. McClure was just the best neighbor a person could have . We will miss him . He was always so good to my children as they were growing up . It's a loss to all who knew him. You are in my prayers . Geneva Greenarch Lineberry and Family

Geneva Greenarch Lineberry Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM

I met Roy hiking with the group from Jackson Cty Senior Center and so enjoyed hiking with him because he knew more about the trails than anyone else and I loved hearing his stories about them. We also shared a love for basketball and I saw him at many of the WCU games. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him! Susie Ray

Susie Ray Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

He was a wonderful and very special man.

David Liberman Jun 2 2018 12:00 AM

We, Walter, our daughter Amanda Bradley Phillips and her family, are so sorry to hear about Mr. McClure. We are thinking and praying for you.

Joanne Bradley Jun 2 2018 12:00 AM

Mr and Mrs McClure were always the best neighbors and always waved and smiled when you drove by their house.our neighborhood will miss you Mr McClure.

Rick Cogdill Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good man and a friend to all. We were in Eastern Star with your mother and got to know her very well. She also was a very sweet person. May God comfort the family.. You are in our prayers during this time and our sympathy goes out to the entire family God Bless. Judy and Dennis Wikey

Dennis and Judy Wilkey May 31 2018 12:00 AM

Roy I am sorry about the passing of your dad. He lived a long fruitful life. Hope you and your family are doing well. Prayers Judy

Judy McConnell May 31 2018 12:00 AM

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