George Allen McClain, 47

George Allen McClain, age 47, formerly of Mendon, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in Sturgis.

He was born in Three Rivers on Sept. 29, 1961, the son of Robert and Nancy (Sand) McClain.

George was a 1980 graduate of Mendon High School, and a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County.

George was a certified auto mechanic and welder. He was a truck driver, and worked for several area factories. George enjoyed the freedom of riding his motorcycle. He was always helping others, and was a staff member for the Sturgis Toy Run for several years.

George is survived by two children, Kenneth McClain (Ashley McMillin) of Colon and Cassandra Sisco of Temecula, Calif.; three grandchildren, Alexia Minnick, Haylee Sisco and Mason Sisco; his father, Robert McClain (Brenda) of Three Rivers; nine siblings, Diane Noble (Dennis) of Vicksburg, Robert J. McClain of Three Rivers, Michael A. McClain (Sally) of Ohio, Julie Evarts (Ron) of Florida, Carol Giesel (Bob) of Iowa, William McClain of Mendon, Joseph McClain (Lori) of Three Rivers, Sandy Lamb of LaGrange and David McClain (Christina) of LaGrange, Ind; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy McClain, in 1993.

The family will receive friends noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastors Dennis Noble and Gerald Mears officiating.

Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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