McClain, William C. "Bo"

Held Long Career With Power Equipment Company

Monday, December 17, 2018
Bo McClain
Bo McClain

William C. “Bo” McClain., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Bo was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Chattanooga to the late Rhonette and Reece McClain.  He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1953 where he was a member of National Honor Society. Bo entered University of Chattanooga in 1953 and graduated in 1957 a member of Kappa Sigma, Blue Key National Honor Society, Student Body Counsel, and voted “Best Dressed” and Most Popular.  He was commissioned second lieutenant and completed officer’s course in Air Defense at Ft. Bliss, Tx. and Officers Advanced Field Artillery Course at Ft. Sill, Ok. 

Bo married Barbara Woods in 1963 and was employed by Power Equipment Company for 41 years, serving as vice president and regional manager.  He was a former member of Rivermont Golf and Country Club and Valleybrook Golf and Country Club. Bo enjoyed traveling all over the world with his wife Barbara and was a lifetime member of Red Bank United Methodist Church. 

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Kay McClain and a niece, Amy Alexander.

Bo is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Woods McClain; sister, Shirley M. Gregory of Lansdale, Pa.; brother, Reece C. McClain, Jr. of Kansas City, Ks.; brother-in-law, Edwin M. (May) Woods, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Judy Woods; nieces, Angela Owens, Chattanooga and Jean Dodd-o, Macungie, Pa.; nephews, Ben Gregory, Jr. East Amhurst, N.Y.,  Edmund Gregory, Wind Gap, Pa., Richard Gregory, Montgomery, Pa., Reece C. McClain, III, Leawood, Ks. and John McClain, Lawrence, Ks.  

The family would like to thank the staff. Deborah and Brandy at Hearth Hospice for the love and care given to Bo.  

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. 

A Celebration of Life service for Bo will follow at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Chaplain Kevin Becker officiating.  Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hearth Hospice at 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37419.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.  

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. 


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