James T. McClure

Tuesday 17th of November 1942 - Friday 7th of June 2019

James T. McClure


Graveside Service

Jun 21, 2019 (3:00 pm )

Lexington Cemetery

833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY

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James T. McClure, 76, passed away in Lexington in the early evening of Friday June 7, 2019. James was born to the late Barney and Norene (Eddings) McClure in Mayfield, Kentucky on November 17, 1942.

On May 17, 1969, James wed Miss Mary Jo Wentworth. Together, they spent almost 44 years of marriage until her passing in 2013. James served his country proudly in the United States Army. He retired as the branch manager for the Cabinet of Human Resources in the Dept. of Social Services. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, a member of the Masonic Lodge 954, as well as a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple.

James is survived by his son, Michael Sean McClure; daughter, Heather Lynn (Gabe) Covert; grandchildren, Alexis, Amy Madeline and Merrick; and two great-grandchildren Grayson and Evelynn. In addition to his parents and loving wife, James was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny McClure.

Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mr. McClure’s arrangements. An inurnment will be held on Friday June 21st at 3:00 pm in Lexington Cemetery with military honors, a Masonic Service and Broken Wand Ceremony rendered graveside. In honor of his legacy and in lieu of flowers, Mr. McClure’s family request that memorial donations be directed to Shriners Hospitals For Children Lexington - 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY  40508. 

To share a remembrance of James or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.


Guest Book

Ann Eddings Kelson


We always called him James T. He was a cousin whom we visited from northern Indiana every year when we were children. We hadn’t seen each other for years and years, but whenever I think of Mayfield family, he’s right there, and we’re playing Robyn Hood in Sherwood Forest. So sorry for your loss, Sean and Heather. He was a good man. Ann Kelson

8 hours ago

Pat Woods


I'm sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers!

5 days ago

Sharon Parsons


I am so sorry for your loss. Jim and I worked together for several years. I remember his magic tricks and sense of humor. I remember Mary Jo's lasagna. Jim would bring in samples of her great cooking to help lighten our load. They were a great couple. God bless you all.

1 week ago