Gary Lee McClain
Gary Lee McClain, 81, Pickerington, Ohio, passed away Sept. 2, 2019. He was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Greentown, Indiana, to Nelson and Edna (Riley) McClain.
He graduated from Eastern High School in 1957. After high school, Gary served in the U.S. Air Force. He finished his tour of duty at Rickenbacker Air Force Base as a refueler.
Gary enjoyed a time of working at John Deere in Columbus. He was a dedicated General Motors employee for 32 years. He had worked part time at Manheim Auto Auction for the past 20 years. Gary attended Pickerington Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis "Hod" McClain.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty (Hesson); his son, Greg and his wife, Deanne; grandchildren, Bethany and Luke McClain; sisters, Janet (Tom) Kitts and Janie (Bob) Bolinger.
Family and friends may visit 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.7, at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Road N., Pickerington, OH 43147, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be found at
Published on September 4, 2019


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