Russell W. McClary

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Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born March 8, 1950 in Columbia to the union of Calvin and Idell McClary. Russell was a truck driver all of his working life and he was a Pastor for many years. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Olla with the Revs. Shane Duke and Greg Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery of Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Nugent McClary; son, Cal McClary; and his parents. He is survived by his son, Gary McClary and wife Kristy of Palisade, CO; daughter, April Cotten and husband David of Olla; brother, Waymon McClary and wife Wanda of Keatchie, LA; grandchildren, Chelsey Cotten, Clay Cotten, Drew Dempewolf, Kyla McClary, Grayson McClary, Lauren McClary, and Emery McClary. Pallbearers were Jeff McClary, Bradley McClary, Bryan Nugent, Bull Barnhill, Bill Melder, and Warren Roshto. Earl Poole served as an honorary pallbearer.

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