1927 ~ 2014|
William Wallace McClure Jr. "Bill" died peacefully on April 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Smithfield, UT on January 9, 1927 to William W. and Beatrice Nelson McClure. Bill served in the U.S. Army and proudly worked at Utah Power and Light from 1948 to 1987.
In addition to his loving wife, Lucy Simon McClure, survivors include his son Bill (Karla) McClure, daughters Marjie (Ed) McDermott and Jan Anderson, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His brother Lynn (Terry) McClure and sister Joan Roxburgh also survive him. He was preceded in death by wife Shirley and daughter Robyn.
Bill was a proud Scotsman who loved a good story, loved his family, and took great pride in his work. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of electric utility distribution in the Salt Lake valley, and enjoyed keeping in touch with his coworkers. He taught his grandkids many things, including the value of compound interest.
A wake and celebration of Bill's life will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S 900 E, Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 22nd from 6-8 p.m.
The family hopes that you will wear a splash of red, which was Bill's favorite color. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the
in Bill's honor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you may go to http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/Bill_McClure.
There will be private family graveside services.
Online condolences may be offered at www.starksfuneral.com
Published in Deseret News from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2014