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NOV 24 1939 - NOV 8 2008
© Shawnee News Star
Submitted by: Beth Davis

The Shawnee News-Star
Nov 11 2008

Longtime Seminole resident Haskell "Chub" McClure, 68, died Saturday, Nov 8, 2008, at home.

He was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Shawnee to Haskell R. and Freeda (Knappenberger) McClure.

He was raised in Spaulding, Okla., and moved to Seminole in 1956 where he graduated from Seminole
High School. He served in the US Army more than 11 years where he was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a paratrooper and served tour in Vietnam; he also served as crew chief on the USA Otter Helicopter and earned the rank of Sergeant.

After he retired from the military the family owned and operated a bottling company in Seminole in the early 1970's.

He is survived by his former wife and the mother of his children, Patricia Johnson of Seminole; two daughters, Pam Best of Morrison, Colorado, and J'ona Moritz of Moreno Valley, California; two sons, Barry McClure of McAlester, Keith McClure of Oklahoma City; sisters, Verldine "Geri" Huston of Shawnee, and Carrie Jean "C.J." Brasier of Choctaw. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicole McClure, KeiShawnda Green, Dylan McClure, Brenna Pierce; two great-grandchildren, Landon Nicholas Limar and Theron Wayne Pierce and good friend Mel Johnson of Seminole. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Terry Boen, Donita Parker, Kellea Akkah, Michael Lee, Keisha Bachman and Carrie Hutson.

Chub was a very adventurous and unique person and he loved to joke with people he cared about.

Pallbearers will be, Jim Robertson, John Anthony, Cliff Brasier, Mel Johnson and Willard Conner.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Hope Chapel with the Rev. Carl Whitfield officiatint. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

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