Thursday, June 25, 2009

Barry Wesley McLear (March 30, 1944 - June 23, 2009)

Barry Wesley McLear, 65, of rural New Madison, passed away unexpectedly June 23,2009 at Reid Hospital. Barry was born March 30, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Chelsie & and Elnora ”Ellie” (Hoggatt) McLear-Young. Barry grew up in the Ansonia Area and graduated from Greenville Senior High in 1962 and had also taken machinist training. He worked as a machinist, a salesman, and lab work at Cadalliac Gauge for 30 years. He also was a metal detector dealer for 36 years. Barry was a member of the American Motorist Club and the Rock and Gem Club in Richmond. Barry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn (Downing) McLear: two sons, Benjamin Wesley (Tracy) McLear of New Madison and Caton Bradley and (Teresa) McLear of New Madison; one daughter Elizabeth Juliann “Julie” (Steve) McLear-White of New Madison ;three grandsons, Dagen Chelsie Wayne White, William Joseph Wayne White, and Wesley Gale McLear; three step-grandchildren Layton, Cheyenne and Nadayo White;two brothers Larry (Carol) McLear of Arcanum and James “Jim” (Margie) of Greenville; one sister –in-law Marilyn (Douglas)Jenkins of Hollansburg; five nieces ; one nephew; several great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.and the family of Walter Wayne Young. Barry is preceded in death by Son, Vaughn Scott McLear, Step-father Walter Wayne Young, several aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Visitation will be held from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday, June 28, 2009 and 1 hour prior to services at the Storch-Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 29, 2009 also at the funeral home with the Rev, Eric Fee being asked to officiate,. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Services are entrusted to Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.