Richard F. McClain

Richard F. McClain, 91, of Hughesville died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at The Gatehouse.

Born Feb. 7, 1928, in Hughesville, he was a son of the late John E. and Edna Mae (Egly) McClain.

Dick was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1946. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville, where he served as past commander and on the Honor Guard Detail. Dick also was a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 35.

Surviving are a niece, Lauren D. Watts, of Hughesville; two nephews, Daniel F. (Jennifer) McClain and Robert E. (Teresa) McClain, both of Hughesville; and four great-nephews, Ryan E. McClain, Matthew F. McClain, Sean R. McClain and Nathan J. McClain.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. McClain.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Chaplain Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Legion at or the Gatehouse at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at