Clinton C. McClanahan, 91, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in the Missouri Veteran’s Home, Mt. Vernon, where he had resided the last 18 months. Clinton was born Oct. 29, 1924, at Roscoe, the son of Clarence McClanahan and Gladys (Belisle) McClanahan.
Clint attended high school in El Dorado Springs. He served in the Army from 1944 – 1946. After returning from the service, Clint opened a gas station and cafe in Rich Hill, in which his mother cooked. Later he went to California for a visit and stayed several years, opening up his own tire shop in San Jose, CA.
After retirement he moved back to Missouri. In December 1997, Clint married Joanie Wright.
He enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He also enjoyed family, music and playing the harmonica.
Preceding Clint in death were his parents, his former wife – Rosie, two brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Joanie, of the home; one son, Larry McClanahan, and wife, Margie – San Jose, CA; nine step-children; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary McClanahan and Mac McClanahan; five sisters – Zena Mills, Noma Ralph and husband – Lloyd, Elma Smith, Nova Lackey and Sharon Goodman and husband – Jim; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, in the Schell City Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Rev. Brent Bland will officiate and Sharon Goodman will provide music. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jim Goodman, Perry Lackey, Terry Smith, Quentin Goodman, Mark Smith and Scott McClanahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Wright, Fred Wright, Gary McClanahan, Brant Eiserer, Mac McClanahan, Cody Lackey and Daryl Smith.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Parkinson’s Foundation and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.