Robert Edward McClain, Sr.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on March 3, 1937

Departed on March 6, 2018

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Robert Edward "Bob" McClain, Sr. age 81 of Pasquo passed away Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. He was born on March 3rd, 1937.

Bob attended Harpeth Valley Elementary, Bellevue High School, and Belmont University of Nashville. Bob always loved to sing and was a member of the quartet Connie and the Cones in the 1950's. Later, he was active in church choirs at Harpeth Heights Baptist Church, Bellevue United Methodist and Bellevue Presbyterian.

Bob was a third generation owner of McClain's Bi-Rite which he ran with his wife, Ferhne McClain. He also had a successful career as a pipefitter and was part of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 572.
He loved spending time with his family, helping his friends, bowling, enjoying nature, and driving his '65 Mustang.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Heidi McClain Scoggins; parents, Harold and Mona McClain; sister, Peggy McClain.

He is remembered with love by his sons, Robert Edward McClain, Jr. and Rodney Harold McClain (Erica); sisters, Dolores Burrow (Jim) and Myrna Southwood; many nieces and nephews.

A brief burial service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Following the service, a Celebration of Life open house for his friends and family will be held from 4:00-6:00pm at Crumb de la Crumb at 160 Belle Forest Circle in Nashville.

3 Comments to Robert Edward McClain, Sr.

  1. Rick & Connie Sue Faciane
    March 9, 2018 9:10 am

    Ferhne, Rob & Rodney, Please know that we are thinking of you ~
    sending our love and condolences. Bob was a wonderful man.
    He will be missed by so many! You’re in our thoughts and prayers!

    Rick & Connie Sue

  2. Alan and Linda Barnard
    March 10, 2018 10:10 am

    Ferhne, Rob, and Rodney, please accept our condolences. Linda and I and consider It a blessing to have known Bob. His humorous approach to life while travelling with us will always be remembered. All of you and Bob will be in our prayers.

    Love , Al and Linda

    November 9, 2018 9:20 pm

    McClain’s Bi-Rite…Used to love going in that store after school. This was back in 1966 I believe. I think Harold ran it. Awesome nice man. Gave me a piece of penny candy while I waited for my dad to pick me up after work. Don’t know why I didn’t ride the bus. Reckon Mr. McClain and the store was better, plus, never knew when Sherry Moore’d stop in there as an added bonus! Nice families and their kin…something I miss. But my family of a wife and 10 kids, awesome too!

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