Services for John Francis McLain will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017,
at 11 a. m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bert Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in McLain Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be
held Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.
McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
John Francis McLain, 92, passed away at his home Sunday, August 13, 2017.
He was a lifelong resident of Neshoba County. Mr. McLain was a veteran of the U. S. Navy
and was stationed in the Philippines during WWII. He was founder of McLain Plumbing and
Electrical Service, Inc., where he remained as its Chief Executive Officer until his death.
Survivors include his three children, Ralph McLain (Judy) of Columbus, Mary Frances Sodders
and Kent McLain (Jan), both of Philadelphia; three sisters, Hilda Tichnell of Foley, Ala., Bonnie Turk
and Sue Young, both of Philadelphia; and numerous grandchildren and their families.
Mr. McLain was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Hardy McLain; son, Ronald "Jim" McLain (Joyce);
sister, Helen Kirkland; brother, Bobby McLain; and parents, Alvin and Mary McLain.
Pallbearers are Scott McLain, Phillip McLain, Zack McLain, Todd Gale, Clint Hardy, Gunnar Gale, Greg
Hallows. Honorary pallbearers are Kendall Sodders, Peter McLain, Thomas Hardy, Sawyer Hardy.
Published on August 14, 2017