Helen Maxine McClure, 92, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Golden Years Retirement Resort. A lifelong resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of the late John Milford and Alba Childes Simpson. She was a member of Spring City First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class, Maxine worked 21 years as a school nurse for the Rhea County school system and also worked in area hospitals. Maxine’s enjoyment in her lifetime was traveling, gardening, nature and her friends, a wide variety of music, and “Masterpiece Theater” (especially “Downton Abbey”).
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Lester C. McClure; her son, Larry D. McClure; and her twin sister, Ernestine Simpson.
Survivors include her daughters, Carole (Boyd) Wright and Sharon Brown, both of Spring City; grandchildren, Brent (Darlene) Wright, of Decatur, Tenn., Leslie (Steve) Shelton, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., David Brown Jr., of California, Jason (Margaret) McClure, of Ft. Payne, Ala., and Michael Wright, of Spring City; great-granddaughters, Serena Huffine, of Lenior City, Tenn., Faith Wright, of Spring City, Zoë Sweeden, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Stephanie (Nick) Mashburn, of Athens, Tenn.; and daughter-in-law, Brenda McClure of Scottsboro, Ala.
Funeral services for Maxine will be held in private with burial at Spring City Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.
Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Please share your condolences and memories of Maxine on our website www.vaughn-funeral-home.com