Ronald L. McClain Sr.
1941 - 2020
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Ronald L. McClain, Sr.

Ronald L. McClain, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, July 29.

Ron was born on July 20, 1941, the son of Emerson C. "Red" & Phyllis Marie Sheffer McClain, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1959 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He married the former Bonnie J. Godsey 59 years ago on June 18, 1961, and they were blessed with two sons.

Ron enjoyed a career as a manufacturer's representative that spanned over 50 years. He remained active in his company, Imperial, McClain & Associates, until early June. Ron enjoyed attending area sporting events and supporting youth programs and was a generous supporter of Northeastern High School athletics. He was an avid golfer. When he was growing up, he showed horses with his Dad. He enjoyed watching Westerns throughout his life.

Ron will be missed by his wife of 59 years, Bonnie McClain; son, Jon McClain; granddaughter, Lindsey McClain; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Lou & Buster Evans; several nieces & nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his son, Ron McClain, Jr.

Public visitation for Ron will be from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.

Ron's life will be celebrated by Pastor David Anderson at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged for the Ron & Bonnie McClain Family Fund, in care of the Wayne County Foundation, 33 South Seventh Street, Richmond, IN 47374. This fund was established to fund two annual scholarships at Northeastern High School; to recognize one girl and boy in the NHS Basketball program.

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, visitors are required wear masks and observe physical distancing guidelines during visitation and services.

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Published in The Palladium-Item from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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August 2, 2020
Rodney and Niki Phenis
August 1, 2020
May the Love of Friends and Family carry you through your Grief. My Dad and Ron shared A Special and Valued Friendship. I know my Dad's Heart is Aching and He is missing his Very Dear Friend Greatly. Conversations with my Dad always included something humorous that Ron had said. The two of them were a couple of Characters together. Ron's passing has left a definite void in my Dad's life not easily filled and I'm sure he will be Dearly Missed By All. My Deepest Sympathies, Your Family is in My Thoughts, Heart and Prayers.❤ Fondly, Kelly L. Hitch Basso
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July 31, 2020
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Nellie Cheek
July 31, 2020
Only met Ron 4 years ago. Wish I had known him all my life. My kind of guy. Tough but compassionate. Always knew where he stood. So intense on the golf course. We discussed so much during our time in golf carts together over the last four years. I will miss him . God Speed Ron.
Doug Everhart
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