Waynesville, Jerry Lee McClure, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at his residence.
A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Norman and Mattie Russell McClure. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn McClure who died in 2016; son, Greg McClure; two stepsons, Jimmy and Freddy; sister, Katherine; and a brother., Roy. Jerry is a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching wrestling, NASCAR, gardening, raising chickens and taking care of his three dogs. Jerry was "salt of the earth".
Jerry is survived by a daughter, Anita Walker, and her husband, Keith, of Richmond, Kentucky; a son Terry McClure, and his wife, Deanna, of Waynesville; sister, Bessie Wyatt, of Waynesville; five grandchildren, Brent, Brian, Dusty, Tyler (Kara), and Serenity (Zac); and one great-grandson, Hunter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend DeWayne Rathbone officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Thomas, Larry Wyatt, Gary Wyatt, Brian McFalls, Zach Cagle and Brian Cooper.
The care of Mr. McClure has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.