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Phillip B. McClain (January 11, 2010)

Mr. Phillip B. McClain, 79 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 3:10 AM at his residence. He was born on July 22, 1930 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to the late Herbert & Zellah (Bailey) McClain.


Phillip was the owner and operator of the Ice Cream Kitchen in Greenville until 1971 and was also a Tool and Die Designer working for Ex-cell-o Corp in Greenville and Kindell Tool and Die Inc in Laura, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Navy serving in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son in law, Donald Hall, brothers; Herbert Don McClain, John A. McClain and James R. McClain as well as a sister, Joan Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (Thompson) McClain of Greenville, Ohio whom he married on August 13, 1953 in San Diego, California, daughters and son in law; Deborah Hall of Lima, Ohio and Nora & Lanny Greear of Temperance, Michigan, son and daughter in law; Barney & Margee McClain of Lewisburg, Ohio, granddaughters; Kari & Lisa Greear and Megan McClain, grandson, Timmy McClain, step granddaughters; Kathryn Graf and Monica Shoupe, step grandson, Charlie Graf, step great grandson, Ethan, brother, Charles McClain of West Liberty, Ohio, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM at the Greenville Cemetery, New Section, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Samuel Hoeflich officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be conducting a Military Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heartland Hospice.