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Coy McClung

by Minden Press-Herald

Coy McClung471Coy McClung, 96, died Jan. 22, 2015. He was a resident of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe. He was born in Strong, Arkansas, to John Dallas and Mary Lee McClung.

Mr. McClung was a 1941 graduate of Louisiana Tech in Ruston. He worked his way through college in the Civilian Conservation Corps and by driving a Louisiana Tech commuter bus. After graduation, he served in Intelligence in the Army Air Corp in Europe from 1942-45 with the 434th Troop Carrier Group. After the war, Mr. McClung worked for the Soil Conservation Service, leading a work unit in Marksville and finally serving as an area conservationist for northwest Louisiana.

Mr. McClung was preceded in death by Geneva, his wife of 68 years; his brother, Duward; and sisters, Ruth McClung Deaderick and Floy McClung Johnston.

He is survived by his son, Steven and wife, Elaine of Powell, Ohio; daughters, Rebecca McClung and husband, Herbert of Alexandria; and Catherine McClung Butcher and husband, Jimmy of Minden; grandchildren, David McClung and wife, Michelle, Karen McClung Mittendorf and husband, Brian, Julie McClung Beck and husband, Matthew, John Cady and his wife, Martha, Rachel Butcher Hale and husband, Chase, Jennifer Butcher Fox and husband, William, Jim Cady, Jamin Butcher and Reid Butcher; great-grandchildren, Elliott and Gloria Cady, Jack and William McClung, Abigail and Sadie Mittendorf, Thomas, Anne and Emily Beck, Lalia McFarland and Chanler and Raylee Hale.

Coy and Geneva were always active in local churches. Among them were Sharon Baptist Church, Marksville Baptist Church where Coy was a deacon, Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church in Alexandria and North Acres Baptist Church in Minden.

They shared a lifelong love of camping and fishing and were members of Campers on Mission for many years, avid game players, whether with friends, family, and, especially with their children and grandchildren. A man of uncommon warmth, energy, and civility, Mr. McClung loved a funny story, especially of real life situations. Family was very important to Mr. McClung, and he was happiest when together with his siblings, cousins, children and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Mac Henderson for his tender and compassionate care during the last few years of Mr. McClung’s life.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Smithson officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Sharon. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Condolences can be sent to North Acres Baptist Church, 1852 Lewisville Rd. Minden, LA 71055 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3601 Hulen St. Suite 102, Ft. Worth, TX 76107 or to Woman’s Missionary Union Pure Water, Pure Love, 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242.

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