1937 Dan 2014

Dan W. McClure

May 12, 1937 — September 27, 2014

Dan W. McClure, CLU, 77, of Flat Top Lake died September 27th, 2014 following and heart attack and stroke.

Dan was born May 12th, 1937 in Whitesville, WV where both his parents taught school at Clear Fork High School. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he ran track in 1955. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1960 where he studied mining engineering and graduated with a business degree. He was an active life-time member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Through school, Dan enjoyed waiting tables at the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House.

Dan married Peggy Sizemore McClure in 1960. He started working for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance while in school at WVU. He continued in the company until he retired as District Agent in 2002, continuing as an agent until his death.

From this union, Dan and Peggy had two children; Carolyn, married to Chuck; Paul and his girlfriend Anna. Chuck and Carolyn gave them their grandchildren whom they treasured; Chas and Brooke, as well as Brooke’s fiance Lanny Meadows.

Dan had a wonderful extended family; his daughter’s in-laws Mary Ann and Bill Turner, and their children Carol and Conrad Cooper and Conrad’s mother Connie, Bill and Cindy Turner, and all of their children. His brothers Sam and his wife Barbra and David McClure as well as their children and grandchildren.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Cary McClure.

Dan spent his time as an active member of the Beckley Kiwanis (42-year member), a former board member of Theatre West Virginia, member of Black Knight Country Club (former board member and President) and Moose Club, Selective Service, the Beckley Jaycees, and Flat Top Lake Board Member.

Prior to his illness, Dan enjoyed a good game of tennis or golf. His most treasured moments were at his home on Flat Top Lake, where he spent time with his family and caring for his grand-dogs Ace and Rosco. He enjoyed vacationing with his wife and family at Hilton Head Island. In true Mountaineer fashion, Dan watched, listened, and supported his WVU Mountaineers in any sport they participated in. This included half-time phone call reports to his long-time friend, Don Miller. He enjoyed spending time with his cousins Wayne and Isabell as well as his uncle Sydney.

Dan’s heart and soul was dedicated to First Christian Church in Beckley where he enjoyed singing in the choir, serving as a deacon and trustee member. In lieu of flowers, Dan would like any contributions in his memory made to Frist Christian Church of Beckley, WV.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 with visitation beginning at 5:00 until 7:00 with services following immediately after. Services are provided by Calfee Funeral Home, Dan’s long-time friend and neighbor.
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