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  Cedarlawn Cemetery
Between Sherman & Denison
established in 1948
Billy Wade McClure
The Herald Democrat 
February 5, 2010

SHERMAN - Funeral services for Billy Wade McClure will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Waldo Funeral Home. Rev. Louella Williams of the Virginia Point United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park with Homer Fraley, Dr. Jack Noble, Herman Stoner, Charles Byler, Mike Hurley, and Dale Steadman serving as pallbearers. Mr. McClure passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center at the age of 77.
Bill was born on Sept. 13, 1932 in Millerton, Okla. to the late Wade and Gertrude (Reid) McClure. During the Korean War, Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. In 1953, Bill and Virginia Latham were married in Wright City, Okla. Bill received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 
He was a lifelong educator, working in several capacities for the Sherman ISD for more than 34 years. He was a classroom teacher, golf coach, and assistant principal. Bill was the recipient of the Sherman Ex-Student Association's Distinguished Teacher Award in 1995. Always an avid golfer, Bill enjoyed retirement with his many friends on the local golf courses. 
He served on the Board of Directors and as a supervisor for the Texoma Educator's Credit Union and was on the board of the Grayson County Golf Association. He was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers' Association and Grayson County Retired Teachers' Association. Mr. McClure was a longtime member at First Baptist Church of Sherman.
Bill McClure is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia of Sherman; daughters, Gina Mickelson of Hinton, Okla., and Kim Hardin and her husband Kevin of Ft. Worth; son, Wade McClure and wife Jade of Pilot Point; grandchildren, Jason Mickelson of El Reno, Okla., Ashley Hurley and husband Will of Tishomingo, Okla., Taylor Thomas of Ft. Worth, and Whitley McClure of Pilot Point; and great-grandchild, Dallas Wade Hurley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorthyle Flood.
The family will receive friends from 7 -8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Waldo Funeral Home. The online register book can be signed at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761-5186  

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