Huey Calvin McLain, Sr., 90, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Nov. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home in Montgomery. The family will receive friends at noon prior to the funeral service. Graveside service with Military Honors will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. McLain was preceded in death by his wife Betty C. McLain, a son Huey C. McLain, Jr., and a granddaughter Ashley Kaitlyn McLain. He is survived by two sons, John McLain (Paula) and Tom McLain (Sandy), three grandsons, Adam McLain (Regina), Eric McLain (Ashley), and Chase McLain, two granddaughters, Erin McLain and Brandie McLain, and three great grandchildren, Adelaide McLain, A.J. Carpenter, and James Carpenter, Jr., two sisters Jewell Weldon (Bill) and June Carlisle, a special friend Hellen Murphy, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and too many friends to count. Mr. McLain was one of the last true American heroes having served in both WWII and the Vietnam War. He participated in Operation Varsity when the 17th Airborne Division jumped the Rhine River into Germany and was the spearhead to defeat the Nazis. For his service he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Valor. Mr. McLain owned and operated Eastbrook Shell for many years and was a devoted Mason and Shriner. Mr. McLain was also known for his devotion to Alabama Football and was a dedicated follower and season ticket holder of the Crimson Tide. Pallbearers will be Eric McLain, Chase McLain, Brian Wilson, Eddie Hufner, Cliff Carlisle, and Man Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Published in the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com on Nov. 22, 2013