McCLURE, JAMES A., 64
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Dunnellon - Mr. James A McClure (Tony), 64, passed away on Saturday, November 10th, 2012.
He was born in Mayfield, KY on November 28, 1947 to Jeanne Austin of Dunnellon, FL and the late Jimmy McClure of Mayfield, KY.
Tony served as a Navy Corpsman in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his sacrifice and bravery. In 1971, he was awarded outstanding veteran of the year by the Disabled American Veterans. He then graduated from Murray State University in 1974. Throughout his lifetime he became an administrator with the Boy Scouts, a state fire marshal, a member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program, a Kentucky Colonel and a mayor of Yankeetown, FL. He founded Dunnellon Wine and Spirits in his later life and retired in 2009. He was an accomplished chef and lover of horse racing and travel.
He is survived by his mother Jeanne Austin; his brothers Ronnie (Sarita) McClure of Paducah, KY and Scott (Deanna) McClure of Mayfield, KY; son, Allan McClure of Floral City, FL; nieces Lindsey (Steve) Jones and Lexi McClure; nephews Derek (Charity) McClure, Tyler (Kacie) McClure, Wes Jones, Tristan McClure and Drew McClure; grandniece Kirsten McClure; and grandnephew Mason Jones.
A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the family home in Dunnellon. A later service will be held in Noble Park in Paducah, KY and his ashes will be placed in the Barrow family cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes, KY.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012