SHERMAN - James Ralph McLean, 78, of Sherman died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hagerman Baptist Church with Rev. Neal Alexander and Rev. Doug Lacey officiating. Burial will be in Hagerman Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Hagerman Baptist Church.|
Pallbearers will be Larry Guilloud, Jason Gattis, Bob Gattis, Clay Burns, David Hardenburg, Reubin Chambers, Brian Sethaler and Bart Lawrence.
Mr. McLean was born Nov. 27, 1934 in Vernon to John E. and Mary Irene Richie McLean. He graduated from Lockett High School in Lockett. He married Annette Streit on Oct. 15, 1955, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 1974. He married Sarah Lawrence Kennon on June 20, 1975.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1984, and retired from McCoy's Building Supply in 1999. He was presently engaged in farming and ranching.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah McLean of Sherman; sons, Russell McLean and wife Tiana of Vernon, Darell Kennon and wife Jana of Vernon; daughters, Beth McLean Cook and husband Lee of Vernon, Delores Kennon of Dallas; brother, John "Butch" McLean of Vernon; sisters, Shirley Nichols of Vernon, Charlotte Lockett of Decatur; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. Benson and staff for the excellent care that he received.
The family requests memorials to Hagerman Baptist Church, 4619 Refuge Rd., Sherman, TX 75092.
Services are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison.
Condolences may be registered to: www.johnsonmoorefuneralhome.net.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Apr. 26, 2013