John McClure, age 67, of Borden, Indiana passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 surrounded by his family at home.
John was born August 21, 1953 to Ralph and Ruth (Danner) McClure in Boise, Idaho. John was a proud veteran and served in the United States Navy (Vietnam), from 1970 to 1974 aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65).
After service, John became a firefighter with the Boise Fire Department and retired in 2000 as a Deputy Fire Chief. During his service on the Boise Fire Department, John involved himself in many programs: teaching CPR, leading the Dive Team, creating the Hazardous Materials Team, starting a partnership with FDNY to create and lead a High-Rise Symposium for various fire departments in the Boise valley, and he served as the emergency response coordinator for the City of Boise for Y2K. During the Oklahoma City bombing, John assisted on site as a representative of the Boise Fire Department.
John also served as President of the Town Board of Borden and served on several committees with Clark County Hospital. John was an avid U of L fan, and loved watching his grandkids in their sports activities. John was a member and deacon of the Borden Church of Christ.
John was a loving husband, dad and papaw. John is survived by his loving wife of 21 years: LeAnn (McKinley) McClure; his sons Nathan (Jami) McClure, Boise, Idaho, Nicholas McClure, Puerto Rico; step-son Justin (Amanda) Cavins, and step-daughter, Brandi (JR) Hart of Borden, Indiana; sister: Tannis Ann (Vern) Thomas, of Portland, Oregon; granddaughters: Olivia McClure and Emma Hart; grandsons: Caleb and Noah Hart, Brayden, Brody, and Brant Cavins; and mother-in-law: Bettie McKinley.
John was preceded in death by his father, Ralph W. McClure, mother, Ruth McClure, adopted mother, Tannis McClure, and sister, Connie McClure.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at the Borden Church of Christ from 1:00 to 6:00 pm with a memorial service at 6:00 pm with Brother Richie Folden officiating.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
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