William Gordon McClure
William Gordon McClure
  • June 7, 1930 - January 3, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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William Gordon McClure, 87, died January 3, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to James McClure and Elizabeth Sanderson Campbell.

Bill was a product of the Philadelphia School System and graduated from Olney High School. He had a rich and varied career. He did a short stint in the Merchant Marines until the Korean Conflict, when he enlisted in the Air Force. He worked as a police officer in Philadelphia, was with IBM for 35 years being relocated many times, owned McClure Tile Design, and was a NC State Fair ticket auditor.

His hobbies included golf, boating, and sports car racing.

In Bill's words, "I've been moved. I had fun."

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Hunter and James, and son, Kevin.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen Arras McClure; son, James McClure; daughters, Jeannine Furlong and Michelle Erp; 7 grandchildren; 1 niece; 1 nephew; and 1 great niece. He also leaves behind his pets who enriched his life, Genevieve, Phillippe, Francine, and Fonzworth.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Please consider donating in memory of Bill to an animal rescue of your choice.

Condolences may be sent at: brownwynne.com