Jack Taylor McClung
1925 - 2008
Published in the LodiNews from 6/6/2008 - 6/13/2008.
Jack Taylor McClung, 82, formerly of Lodi, CA passed away in Phoenix,
AZ on May 17, 2008.
He was born June 9, 1925 in Collinsville, OK. The family moved to California
when Jack was 3 1/2 years old, settling in Madera. They later moved to
Tulare where Jack attended grammar school and graduated from Tulare High
He joined the US Navy at the age of 18, serving in World War II. After
the war he played professional baseball for the St. Louis Browns, his
career ended with a shoulder injury.
He married Bobbie Jean Cameron on November 22, 1950. They moved to Lodi
After a long career as a Truck Driver, he retired in 1986. After retiring
he started wintering in Indio, CA making that their permanent residence
Jack was a long time member of Century Assembly of God Church, where he
was active with the youth programs and head usher.
Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved boating, water skiing,
and camping. He enjoyed traveling in his RV, as a member of the Apollo
Motor Home Club. He was also a member of the Moose and Elks lodges. Also
a member of Dates & Mates Square Dance Club and the Desert Dancers.
He played softball for many years with the Senior Softball league. His
team went to the World Series Games seven years in a row. They won a bronze
medal and silver medal, but never won the gold.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne McClung; son, Randy McClung
of Panama City, FL; daughter, Debbie Gross (Clayne) of Lodi; brother,
Floyd McClung of Cleveland, TN; sister, Betty Light of Yakima, WA; also
5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jack and Terry McClung; 4 brothers,
Oscar, Ernest, Harold, and Lloyd McClung; 2 sisters, Virginia Wright,
and Helen Light.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 9th at Century
Assembly, 550 W. Century Blvd, Lodi, CA. Inurnment will be private.
Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family.