Updated: May 5
“Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s struggles and courage in your own.”
And so was the life of our beloved Eric Wayne McClure, age 42, who passed away Sunday, May 2, swiftly and courageously into the waiting arms of his Lord and Savior, the Author and Finisher of his faith.
Eric is survived by his parents, Jerry and Sue McClure of Abingdon, his sister Emily Brandt and husband Robert and son Maddox of Davidson, North Carolina., and his special friend Keira Tibbs and her two children.
He is also survived by the mother of his children, Miranda McClure, and the delights of his life, his seven precious princesses for whom he would have hung the moon and the stars; Mabreigh, Maryleigh, Mirabella, Merritt, Myanna, Meraline, and Melania.
Also, left to cherish his memory are uncles Ed McClure (Lee), Danny McClure (Caroyln) Jim McClure, Larry McClure (Ginny), Teddy McClure (Sarah), Michael McClure, aunt Betsy Rash (Roy), honorary “grandmother” Nina Breedlove, many cousins and a host of friends.
The viewing for Eric will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210 on Thursday, May 6, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the service at 7:00 p.m. The burial will be held on Friday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. at MacedoniaBaptist Church in Chilhowie, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be, Todd Blevins, Mikkie Landis, Sam McKinney, Daryl Peake, Kyle Powers, Clifford “Doc” Turner, Justin Wimmer, and Dale Yontz. Honorary pallbearers will be, Robert Brandt, Willard “Zeke” Lester, Ed McClure, Jim McClure, Larry McClure, Michael McClure, Teddy McClure, and Joseph Neese.
In lieu of flowers, the family has opened a fund at Powell Valley National Bank- checks should be made payable to Eric McClure’s Children’s Fund- P.O. Box 2376 Abingdon, VA 24212 for Eric’s seven beautiful daughters.
In accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the family of Mr. McClure.