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Charles Raymond “Bucky” McClain

February 18, 1937 - September 2, 2018


Charles Raymond “Bucky” McClain, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Born in Glenville, West Virginia on February 18, 1937, he was a son of the late Louis and Eda Rosalie (Queen) McClain. Charlie made his career as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, retiring from Greggo & Ferrara in 1999.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed listening to blue grass music, tinkering, watching West Virginia football, gardening and doing whatever he could to help the members of his neighborhood. Charlie was a man of simple taste, unpretentious kindness and good-natured humor. He will be painfully missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Melloney L. (Henline) McClain; siblings, Robert McClain, Ruth Bush, Vinita Johnson Ball, Lewis “Pee-Wee” McClain and Richard “Rat” McClain; and son-in-law, James Grim. He is survived by his daughters, Sophia L. Grim, Janice M. Dignan McClain, and Robin Phillips (Mike); siblings, Russell McClain, Maxine Johnson and Edna Halstead; grandchildren, Stephanie (Michelle), Belinda, Stacy (Jason), Emily (Ty), Dylan, Savannah, and Johnathan; and great grandchildren, Jackson, Lily, Ethan, Amya, Madison and Riley.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.

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  • We are friends of Robin and Mike and want to send our love and prayers to the family.

  • I love you Pop. You would never say it back but I knew you
    Did love us all!! Say hi to Mommom for me.

  • To know Charles was to love him, always spunky with a chuckle and a great smile. Thinking of my bud Janice and family with everlasting love and sympathy.

    Izzy and Family

  • So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing Robin. Our prayers are with you and your family. Remember the Lord will hold you tightly in His loving care. God bless!