Aubrey F. McClain, 89, of Albany, GA, died September 10, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Avalon United Methodist Church. Rev. Debbie Cone will officiate. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mr. McClain was born on September 1, 1933 in Albany, GA to Lucius and Willie McClain, Sr. He graduated from Albany High School in 1951 and served his country during the Korean Conflict in The U.S. Army. He married the late Dorothy "Dot" Statham in 1953 and they were married for sixty-five years.
Mr. McClain began working with the railroad upon graduation from high school and was then drafted into the Army. After his service in the Army, he continued his career with the railroad, and later switched to the United States Postal Service, from which he retired after a long career. He was a faithful member of Avalon United Methodist Church where he taught Men’s Bible Class weekly.
Mr. McClain was also a Master Mason and member of Dougherty Lodge # 591 F&AM. He loved to read and watch old Westerns. Mr. McClain was a history buff, tinkerer, loved animals and enjoyed competing with his grandchildren on video games.
Survivors include his children, Dana and Randy Hendley of Albany, GA, Laura and Robert Lancaster of St. Simons, GA and Tina and Keith Anthony of Lee County, GA, his grandchildren, Sara (Tommy) Boyd and Beth (Jonathan) Beall all of Albany, GA, Rebecca Hendley and Mary (Brad) Basko all of Lee County, GA, John (Katie) Hendley of Camilla, GA, Joshua Hendley of Athens, GA, Abby (Andrew) Wise of Byron, GA, Emmilee (Eric) Sun of Atlanta, GA, Amelia Lancaster of St. Simons, GA, Ethan Lancaster of Atlanta, GA, Aubrey Lancaster of Kennesaw, GA, Rachael (Benjamin) Heidler of Kathleen, GA, Allison (Ben) Young of Tifton, GA and Hannah (Ian) Hilley of Albany, GA and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm before the service at Avalon United Methodist Church.
Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Mr. McClain to Avalon United Methodist Church, 3018 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA, 31721.
To sign our online registry, or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com