Richard Lynn McClary | 1949-2017

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Richard McClary

Richard “Rick” Lynn McClary, 68, of Bedford, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Bedford.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Zack McClary, Heath Payne, Nathan McClary, Bill Bailey, Tom Clemmer, David Davis and Jonathan Duft.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

Rick was born Aug. 28, 1949, in Decatur to Thomas and Estelline (Smith) McClary. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Rick was an avid golfer who never missed an opportunity to play a round.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his beloved, Alice Bavol of Bedford; son Bart McClary and wife, Miya, of Alvarado; daughter Susan McClary of Fort Worth; grandchildren Zack McClary and wife, Kristin, of Coppell and Jaclyn Payne and husband, Heath, and great-granddaughter London Payne, all of Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include granddaughters Taylor Bavol, Haley Bavol, Jordan Vela-Howard, Sierra Stowers, Rosie Stowers, Olivia Stowers and Nora Stowers; two great-grandsons; sister Janis Gallagher and husband, Rich, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; brother David McClary of Cleburne; and extended family members and friends.

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