Michael “Mike” R. McClure

July 13, 1954 - February 25, 2019
Michael “Mike” R. McClure

Michael “Mike” R. McClure, 64, of St. Clairsville, OH died Monday February 25, 2019, at his home.

Mike was born July 13, 1954, in St. Albans, WV, a son of the late Clarence McClure and Viola Parsons McClure Self.

Mike was the former owner of Affordable Dentures in St. Clairsville, OH, Mike was a graduate of St. Albans High School, he completed his undergraduate from Marshall University and graduated from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He was a Catholic by faith, an avid WVU Mountaineer fan and enjoyed spending time with his twin grandchildren, Sarah and Grant.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth “Betsy” Marks McClure, a daughter, Melissa McClure and her children Sarah and Grant McClure, a sister, Brenda (Dan) Montague of Kernersville, NC.

Family and friends will be received at the Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville Chapel on Saturday from 11am until time of memorial service at 2pm with Fr. Matthew Gossett officiating.

Inurnment will be in Cunningham Cemetery, St. Albans, WV at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be extended to the family at carechapel.com

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center @TMCFunding.com


Service

Saturday, March 2, 2019
2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

Visitation

Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

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  • February 28, 2019
    William W. Luther Jr. says:
    We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • February 28, 2019
    Barbara Hultin says:
    Betsy and family, I was so saddened to hear if Mike’s passing. I remember Mike as a very funny, engaging person. My prayers as you go forward.

  • February 28, 2019
    Larry Dorsch says:
    Betty's, Melissa and family, please of my thoughts and prayers and shock on reading of Mike's death. Only recently he was in touch and Sid how he hoped we could get together. I really regret that never happened. I fondly remember the many gatherings at your home, with the Fishers, and our big fishing trip to the Williwms river! What a hoot! And as always Mike was in the thick of it all. My thought and prayers are for you in these tough days.

  • March 01, 2019
    Geoff Mohn says:
    I’m devastated at the news that Mike is no longer with us. While we haven’t been in touch over several years, he was my friend. I have many memories of the good times we shared on fishing trips to the Williams River and to Watoga State Park. He could always be counted on to bring levity to any gathering and was in the running for life of the party status. I remember being in the choir with Mike and his stand up bass. I remember the episodes of high capacity cooking at St. Stephens such as spaghetti dinners and pig roasts. I remember Halloween parties with Mike dressed as a Sumo wrestler. I remember our bowling team made up of Mike, Betsy, Beck and me where we did poorly in the first few weeks and then got better after having generated a high handicap. After beating a very competitive team a can remember one of that team’s members demanding to know just what was our average. Mike’s reply was “a couple of pitchers and a mixed drink”. I remember taking our families down the Greenbrier River linked together in a string of truck inner tubes along with one for the cooler. There was a time when we were tailgating at a Marshall football game when Mike showed up wearing a hard hat liner. The interesting thing with that was it had straps on it that would be able to wrap around the webbing inside a hard hat. He could vigorously turn his head from one side to the other and those straps would fly out to a horizontal position. From my experience, Mike cut a wide swath of friend ship caring and fun that will be missed. He will however, live on in our hearts. By the way, I have it on good authority that an entire pig can be transported from the slaughter house to the scent of a pig roast in a Volkswagen provided that it has the requisite hat and sunglasses! Rest In Peace Mike your pain is over. Geoff Mohn