Lawrence McLain (1931 - 2018)

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Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Lawrence B. McLain, 87, passed away on Aug. 2, 2018, with his wife, Marilyn and daughter by his side at his home in McKinney, Texas.
He was born on May 29, 1931, to Orlin McLain and Vera (Hineman) McLain in LaValle, Wis. At age 11, they moved to Beloit, Wis. In 1949, Lawrence joined the United States Air Force after graduating from Beloit Memorial High School. He served his country for 27 years. Lawrence served overseas in the Philippines, Korea, Alaska and Vietnam. From his tour in Vietnam, Lawrence developed multiple myeloma caused by the jungle defoliant agent orange. He had three tours in Alaska, a place he loved dearly.
Lawrence loved hunting, fishing, flying his airplane and riding his snowmachine. He retired from the Air Force in 1975, and retired again from government work in 1986. Lawrence and Marilyn then moved to Soldotna, Alaska, for the next 25 years. They were avid "RV'ers" and went "outside" every fall for 19 years. Their summers were full of fishing in Alaska and winters were spent in the Lower 48. In 2014, they moved to McKinney, Texas, to be near their daughter and family.
Larry leaves his beloved wife, Marilyn Schuler McLain, of 64 years; daughter, Sue McLain; grandson, Mike McLain and wife Sara; the pride of his eyes, his great-granddaughter, Taylor McLain; brother, Orlin P. McLain; and several nieces and nephews from the McLain and Schuler families.
Larry was preceded in death by his son, Michael McLain; parents, Orlin and Vera McLain; and brother, LeRoy McLain.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen, Texas. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Daley Murphy Wisch and Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road in Beloit, Wis. Interment is to immediately follow, with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at, or a .
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Allen, TX 75013
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 9, 2018
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