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William Mcclure

February 27, 1930 — February 15, 2019

William Glenn “Bill” McClure

William Glenn “Bill” McClure, 88 of Tiger, Georgia passed away in the early hours of Friday, February 15, 2019. Visitation will be held at Hunter Funeral Home in Clayton from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, February 18. Funeral Services will be held at The Hunter Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, February 19 at 11 am. All Family and Friends are invited to attend as we celebrate the life of a beloved brother, father, paw-paw and great paw-paw.

Bill was born on February 27, 1930 in the community of Satolah, Georgia. He was the son of Larry Porter McClure, Sr. and Mertice Burrell McClure. He spent most of his childhood playing and roaming the hills of Northeast Georgia while attending Clayton Elementary School and Rabun County High School before attending Piedmont College on a basketball scholarship where he enjoyed a fruitful career as an All American and emblazoned his name in the Piedmont Basketball Hall of Fame in 1955. While at Piedmont, he earned his BS in Mathematics before enrolling to serve his country in The United States Air Force. Following his service, Bill played minor league baseball for the Selma Leafs in Alabama.

Bill married his first wife Anne. They lived in Duluth where Bill taught mathematics while coaching basketball and football at Duluth High School. Bill is recognized as starting their very first high school football program in 1960.

Years later, Bill returned to Clayton where he married his second wife Donna. While back in Rabun County, Bill was instrumental in helping his brother Larry, Jr. in the development of Kingwood and Sky Valley resorts. He sold real estate in the area for many years. Being an avid guitar player, singer and song writer, Bill is noted in Nashville, TN for recordings such as Bootlegger’s Son, Clayton Ain’t No Big Town and Plains Ain’t No Big Town.

Well known in the community, Bill’s outgoing personality always made one believe that he never met a stranger. If you ever met Bill, you knew who he was. Bill enjoyed playing golf, cards and watching sports. But, his greatest joy of all was visiting with his grandchildren and watching them play their respective sports. Bill attended Battle Branch Baptist Church.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Larry Porter McClure, Sr. and Mertice Burrell McClure, wife Donna June McClure, and daughter GiGi Murphy, brothers Parker, Larry and Tom McClure. He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Lamonte of Florida, Dana Seay (David) of Lawrenceville, Susan Oliver (Eddie) of Commerce, Misty Williams (Shane) of Clayton and sons, Jay Shaw (Debbie) of Statham, Don Shaw (Linda) of O’Fallon, Il. and Lee Shaw (Dawn) of Clayton., and a speical son-in-law, Tony Murphy of Homer, GA., Also, sisters Kat Long (Mickey) of Gainesville and Shelby Gragg of Clayton and brother Tim McClure (Toni) of Clayton. 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family is at their respective residents ., In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at or the Dravet Syndrome Foundation at

A special thanks to the staff at Cannonwood Village, and his caregiver Brenda Simpson for the loving care and attention they gave to “Wild Bill”.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 18, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eastside Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home

451 Warwoman Road, Clayton, GA 30525

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Eastside Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home

451 Warwoman Road, Clayton, GA 30525

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