Joe McClain Sr.
1952 - 2018
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Joe McClain "Tana" age 65, of East Chicago, Indiana passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. Catherine Hospital. Joe was born August 4, 1952 to the late Arrilla and James McClain. Sr. He was a 1971 graduate of East Chicago Washington High School and served in the Unites States Navy. Joe retired from Arcelor Mittal Steel after 40 years of service. He was an employee of Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc with over 30 years of service and former employee of Allen Funeral Home. He was a friendly, loving and compassionate man who was loved by many. He will be remembered for spending time with his family, his "tree people family", cutting hair, his generosity, his unusual sense of humor and gentleness and love to his family and friends. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife Pamela of 33 years, 2 daughters Michelle McClain of East Chicago, IN, and LaKesha Collins of Merrillville, IN; son Joe (Chaz) McClain, Jr. of San Diego, CA; brother James McClain Jr. of Gary, IN; 6 sisters Ethel (Henry) Simmons of Midway, AL; Willie McClain and Beverly Cobb of East Chicago, IN; Diane (Alvin) Reed of Birmingham, AL; Angenette (Eddie) Tolbert and Debra McClain of Detroit, MI; sister-in-law April (Barry) Barclift of Las Vegas, NV; 2 brothers-in-law Colby (Sylvia) Washington, and Mark Washington of Las Vegas, NV; 4 grandchildren Jaquan and Jawuan McClain of East Chicago, IN; Christopher and Amaya Howard of Merrillville, IN; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.Visitation is Friday, June 1, 2018 at Zion Baptist Church, 3939 Drummond St. from 4-8pm family hours 6-8:00pm. Homegoing services is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00am at Zion Baptist Church, 3939 Drummond St., East Chicago, IN. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery. Pastor Charles Thompson, Officiating.



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Published in Post-Tribune on May 30, 2018.
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June 11, 2018
My deepest condolences to Pam, James McClain Jr. (Yak) and the entire McClain family. I last seen Tana Joe at a funeral I was attending back in 2010. He made a comment to me that made me smile for a moment. It was a very sad day for me and he managed to get a smile from me. That's the kind of man he was. If you knew him personally he always said the right thing at the right moment. R.I.P. my brother. You'll be truly missed.
Ralph Gadling
June 10, 2018
Sending our love to the mcclain, may god give you the strength, to make it. Always in our prayers.
June 4, 2018
Sending our condolences to the family of Joe McClain. Rest in Peace Tana Joe.
Jack Holiday and Family
Glenda
June 2, 2018
Rest in peace, "Tana Joe"
Fred Hardrick
June 2, 2018
My old running buddy. Sorry to see you go Tana Joe. My sincere condolences to Michelle and the rest of the family during this time of bereavement.

Rest in peace.
Jeannie M. Coleman
June 1, 2018
I met Mr. Joe at Ultra Foods in Highland. He was one of my favorite customers. We use to have conversations about the show Have or Have Nots. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him before the store closed. So Rest In Peace My Friend
LaShun Richardson
June 1, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Joe at Ultra Foods in Highland, he was one of my favorite customers. We use to have conversations about the tv show Have an Have Nots. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him before the store closed but now I can say Rest In Peace.
LaShun Richardson
June 1, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Joe at Ultra Foods in Highland, he was one of my favorite customers. We use to have conversations about the tv show Have an Have Nots. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him before the store closed but now I can say Rest In Peace.
LaShun Richardson
June 1, 2018
Melvin & Josephine Coleman
June 1, 2018
REST IN PEACE TANA
SIMONE
June 1, 2018
Rest in peace my brother!!
Victor Kilpatrick,Sr.
May 31, 2018
Condolences to the family of Tana Joe.
MiMi
May 31, 2018
Luv you unc,!!!
Marcus McClain
May 31, 2018
My condolences to the McClain family...may God comfort and strengthen you'll during this difficult time...you'll are in my prayers..
Larry and Linda Watson
May 31, 2018
Sorry for your loss,I will keep you all in my prayers.
Mika lay
May 31, 2018
R.I.P "JOE" You will truly be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to the Family
Sherman Wilder
May 31, 2018
When I started my Limousine Service you were there driving Allen Funeral Homes Limo's for me, you helped me in more ways anyone will ever know, RIP Tanna Joe until we meet again. Prayers and Condolences to the McClain Family....
Greg "Chico" Davis
May 31, 2018
Rest In Peace. I pray that the spirit of God comfort the family at this time of loss. Much love.
Okogwu Donna
May 31, 2018
I remember the days we talk and the last time I saw you ... listen DC you heard what I said I'm going to miss you my guy
Dauan Collins
May 31, 2018
Prayers for all the family members and Carey St & Drummond St friends whose lives he touched. He was a treasure!
Tamara (Johnson) Moore
May 31, 2018
My condolences the McClain family and special condolences to Michelle on the loss of your father..
Mrs. Charlene Mahone
Charlene Mahone
May 31, 2018
Uncle it's so hard to say GOODBYE to YESTERDAY, I will forever miss you and will NEVER forget YOU. LOVE, Your Neice WANDA
WANDA SIMMONS
May 30, 2018
My deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. I am praying for you and your family. May God bless your family to continue to have peace and understanding during this time. He will be truly missed.

Ms. Andrea Dean
Andrea Dean
May 30, 2018
My condolences to Pam and her Family may God bless this family
Sholanda Williams
May 30, 2018
We celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved cousin.
The Rumph Family
Barbour County, AL
May 30, 2018
Condolence to the McClain family. Clovis & Dennis Perkins
Clovis Perkins
May 30, 2018
My prayers to the family in the life of a great msn who passed this way Joe fMcClain.
Cousin Annie Rumph Carter
May 30, 2018
Good guy with an uncanny sense of humor will be missed by the tree family from Mitchell bishop and George henderson
May 30, 2018
Condolences to the family
Sly
May 30, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Carla Steele-Dillard
May 30, 2018
Deepest sympathy to the McClain family Tana Joe will be missed by many.
Jeanette Elliott
May 30, 2018
Tana was a friend indeed, use to cut my sons hair, a gentle-man. Prayers for the family
Bobbye Sanders
May 30, 2018
Stephine Simmons
May 30, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. My condolences to the McClain Family. Pam Bell
Pamela Bell
May 30, 2018
Goodie, My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family during your time of sorrow.

Paulette (Purple)
May 30, 2018
R.I.P. my friend
Redwine Kevina
May 30, 2018
R. I. P. Joe. My classmate. From kgn. To high school. Praying for the family
Lupe Vasquez
May 30, 2018
MAY GOD EMBRACE AND UPLIFT THE MCCLAIN FAMILY.
RIH JOE, YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY.
May 30, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Loretta
May 30, 2018
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace toward us; to give us a future and a hope. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.
LT
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