Jerry was employed by Boeing and retired from Lockheed in 2000 after working on Saturn and Polaris/Poseidon projects
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Jerry Dale McClure, of Cocoa, passed away at home after a long illness at the age of 86. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anita. Dear father to Jerry D. McClure, Jr and Gary Scott McClure Beloved brother to Nancy McClure Withrow (Gary) and granddaughter Sarah McClure Dugger (Greg).
Predeceased by his loving parents Boyd and Anna Faye McClure, brother Boyd R. McClure, Jr, and Stepson Christopher Scott Wood, and first wife Maryann McClure.
Jerry was born in Wharton, West Virginia and moved to Merritt Island in 1960 and then to Cocoa in 1984. He attended West Virginia University, served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He was employed by Boeing and retired from Lockheed in 2000 after working on the Saturn and Polaris/Poseidon projects.
He was very artistic and could do anything. An avid woodworker building many pieces of furniture for the house and family and friends. He loved working in the yard and spending time with his cat Gracie. He was a great dancer enjoying line dancing and clogging. He was a member of the Merritt Island Moose and the Valiant Air Command. He was a man of few words but loved by many for being the noble, kind, honest gentleman that he was.
Friends and family will be received at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home (5475 N. US Highway 1, Cocoa, Fl 32927) on Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Brevard Memorial Park (320 Spring Street, Cocoa, Fl 32927).
In lieu of flowers donations to The Valiant Air Command, Inc. Warbird Museum, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, Fla 32780 would be greatly appreciated.
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