Don McClaran

Obituary of Don Murfree McClaran

Mr. Don Murfree McClaran of Manchester, age 82, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Manchester, TN. He was born in Murfreesboro, TN on December 23, 1938 to Horace and Ola Lee McClaran who preceed him in death. He is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, Scott (Donna) of South Carolina and Greg of Texas; stepdaughter, Beth of Florida; grandchildren, Katie, Christian, Trinity, Caleb, Gracie and Lizzy. He served in the US Army’s 504th and 709th Military Police Battalions during the Vietnam War. He attended MTSU, The Missouri Auction School and The Dale Carnegie Institute where he received the Award of Prepared Speech Champion and The Human Relations Award. He was chosen to continue with Dale Carnegie as a Graduate Instructor. He was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) and was a Life Member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was the Production Superintendent of the Murfreesboro Paramount Packaging Plant before entering private business. He owned and operated several small businesses including Auction, Real Estate, Security and Insurance Companies. As a Vendor in Festivals and Flea Markets, he and his wife, Marie, sold Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music and he was known as the “Music Man”. He was a 50 year Member and Past Master of Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge #18 and Past President of the Rutherford County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Eastern Star, York Rite Masons, Knights Templar and a member of the Methodist Church. He always had a smile, a kind word and never met a stranger. He showed great love and compassion for the average person, the mountain people and animals. He asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Coffee County Humane Society. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Central Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 PM by Rev. David Moody at The Central Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic graveside service will be held before burial at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774, centralfuneralhome.com
Friday
15
January

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, January 15, 2021
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774
Friday
15
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, January 15, 2021
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774
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