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Wiley McClain, Jr.

April 13, 1953 — July 30, 2022

Albany, GA

Wiley McClain, Jr.



Wiley McClain, Jr. (69) of Albany, GA died July 30, 2022 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. 

Mr. McClain was born on April 13, 1953 to Wiley and Annie Mae McClain, Sr.  He grew up in Thomas County Georgia and attended Magnolia High School his freshmen and sophomore years. He was an outstanding player on the ‘Black Pearl’ football team. When Magnolia closed, he transferred to Thomas County Central High School and graduated in 1971.  After graduation, Wiley enlisted in the US Army and served his country for two years.

He moved to Albany, GA and secured employment at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company until its closing in 1987. He attended and graduated from Albany Technical College.  After graduation, Mr. McClain worked in the field of logistics for over 20 years. He retired from Watkins Trucking Company in 2007. In his retirement years, Wiley loved to fish and he enjoyed watching sports.


In 1974, Wiley dedicated his life and service to his greatest love, Jehovah God. He demonstrated his love by serving as a Ministerial Servant and Pioneer in the Old Pretoria Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses, Albany, GA. He was looking forward to attending the 2022 Pioneer School. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. McClain was preceded in death by his wife Clemmie Fedd McClain (2015); sisters Annie Lou Williams, Lorene Brown, Bernice McClain; and brothers Larry, Benjamin, and Earl McClain

His Survivors include his children, Richshonda (Arthur) Murray and Angelita (Jimmy) Hammond all of Stone Mountain, GA; Richard Toson of Charlotte, NC; Sherwin McClain of Albany, GA; and Wilena McClain of Smiths Station, AL; his sisters, Joanne Brinson, Albany, GA; Belinda Wright and Sandra Scott of Thomasville, GA; and Cathy (Jay) Davis of Atlanta, GA. Brother, Nathaniel (Sundra) McClain, Sr. of Albany, GA; his six grandchildren, LaKendre Toson, Bryce Hammond, Bryan Hammond, Raven Hammond, Aiyla Clark, and Travious Jefferson; and 2 aunts Mary Greene of Coolidge, GA and Naomi Ervin of Jacksonville, FL.


A viewing visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home. Family will receive visitors on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm at 2133 Colquitt Avenue. A memorial service will be held virtually on Saturday, August 6 at 11:00 am. Virtual Access: Meeting ID: 867 7820 3921 Passcode: 19141919


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