Sherrel McClure Sr.
Sherrel Boozer McClure Sr., age 89, of Indian Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, after a short battle with leukemia.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1919, to the late Walter Samuel McClure and Martha Nora McClure near Sylacauga
After his education at Weogufka High School and Auburn University, he taught vocational agriculture at Shelby County High School, and he was the leader of the regional Veteran’s Vocational Agriculture Training Program before becoming the Director of Transportation for the Shelby County School System for 25 years.
After retirement, he served a term as mayor of Wilsonville. where he lived with his wife for more than 30 years.
Sherrel loved to farm, garden, and travel. He was an active member of Wilsonville Baptist Church for many years before relocating and becoming a member of Indian Springs First Baptist Church.
He was a fixture at both the Heardmont and Pelham Senior Citizen exercise classes, and he loved to cut a rug at their monthly dances.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Jean Gore McClure; daughter, Carol Maddox (Cam), Hoover; son, Sherrel Boozer McClure, Jr. (Julianne), Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Warren and Julia McClure, Marietta Ga.; brothers, Sam McClure (Louise), Decatur, Kyle McClure (Myrtle), Trussville, Woodson McClure (Beverly), Apopka, Fla. and James McClure (Janice),Warrior.; sister, Christine Reeve, Vestavia; and many nieces and nephews.
The children would like to thank Dr. Brian K. Adler and Jan Haley for the compassionate care they provided Mr. Mac and to Veronica, his caretaker who provided both care and support throughout his illness.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home in Columbiana.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at Pinelawn Cemetery, adjacent to the Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Thomas officiated.