George Morris McClure, III

george mcclure, iii
Hon. George Morris McClure, III, 83, of Danville, KY died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  He was born on November 12, 1934, and was the oldest son of the late Dr. and Mrs. George McClure, Jr.  He was also a grandson of the late Professor George M. McClure, Sr.  Mr. McClure was married to Patsy Moberly McClure for 46 years, and leaves surviving him three sons, George McClure IV (Darcy), of Fort Collins, Colorado, Joey Kirk (Laurie), of Danville, and Patrick McClure (Jennings), also of Danville. He is also survived by a sister, Edith McClure Crawford, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Kirk, Caudill, Moberly and Crawford families. George was predeceased by a brother Jimmy McClure. Mr. McClure attended Danville Schools through the eighth grade and then graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, PA in 1952.  He matriculated at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey graduating in 1956.  Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd. Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps and was on active duty for three years.  After military service he attended the University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, graduating in 1963. He then commenced a career as a lawyer which extended over 50+ years, both in Colorado and in Kentucky.  He returned to Danville in 1969 and in 1972 was appointed as the Boyle County Attorney, an elected position which he held for 30+ years, retiring in 2002.  He thereafter practiced with his son, Patrick, for 15 years in the firm of McClure & McClure, which is now McClure, McClure, and Bailey. Mr. McClure belonged to several professional associations and was very active in local Democratic politics for many years.  During his years in Kentucky he had been active as a ham radio operator, learned to fly, and participated in the West T. Hill Community Theatre for several years.  He enjoyed playing golf and taking trips with his “golfing buddies” and he was an avid bass fisherman enjoying family fishing trips to a very special place called Otty Lake in Canada, and a lifetime on Herrington Lake. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018 at First Christian Church, 555 E. Lexington Ave., Danville. Those kind persons desiring to make memorial contributions may do so to Ephraim McDowell Foundation or the charity/organization of their choice. Memorial Service:  2 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018 at First Christian Church, 555 E. Lexington Ave., Danville

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  1. Patsy and family: I\’m so sorry for your time of sadness. I was very fond of George and remember him in several plays. Sincerely, Brenda Mitchell

  2. So very sorry to see this very sad news & please know I will be praying for you all! George was a fine man & will be sadly missed! With kindest sympathy, Linda Kincaid

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed working beside George, we always had a laugh or two during Fiscal Court. Again I am so sorry.

  4. I\’m so sorry for the loss to this family. I truly enjoyed taking care of him and sharing good conversation with him. He called me Linda until his last day at Emmh when we shared a good laugh when I told him my name was Debra . Prayers for the family.

  5. We are holding the McClure family in our prayers. George will be sorely missed. We are glad to have known him and that he was our friend. Peace be with you in this time of sadness.

  6. One could write for paragraphs describing George in the most positive manner. All those descriptors ultimately come down to \”pure class\”. The world is a lesser place now. Rest in peace, my friend.

  7. George was one of the founders of the Fripp Island Morons Golf Group. We will miss \”The Chairman\”

  8. Condolences to the McClure family. I am thankful to the professional advice George gave me over the years. Some of his advice was legal, some was political, some personal and all was fruitful. I valued his friendship.

  9. Offering my prayers of healing to the family. I enjoyed our visits on the back steps of the office. I will miss his wonderful stories.

  10. George was a friend and an inspiration to both of us. We shall miss his intelligence, his knowledge and his sense of humor.

  11. George was a long time friend of my family. His father delivered me at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in 1938. He was also my family doctor until he retired. We also visited his deaf grandfather at his home on S.4th St many times and had nice meals there a couple of times. We knew George’s parents, sister Edith Louise, and his deceased brother, Jimmy along with his aunt Edith McClure Sutcliffe. George was a fine man and was always personable whenever we met and we had nice conversations using the sign language. He was a valuable asset to the community and he will be fondly missed with lots of cherished memories to last forever.

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