The Obit For Jack McClung

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 School.
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 in 1959.

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 in 2000.

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.