David Logan McClenny Sr.

Published 8:08 pm Thursday, December 1, 2016

FRANKLIN — David Logan McClenny Sr., 80, was born in Franklin, Virginia, on Jan. 18, 1936. He passed away at Southampton Memorial Hospital and met Jesus face to face on Nov. 29, 2016. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; his loving wife of almost 60 years, Loretta; his beautiful family; and his Rock Church family.

David L. McClenny

David L. McClenny Sr.

David was predeceased by his parents, James and Helen McClenny; and his brothers, James and John McClenny.

Left to cherish his memory and legacy are his wife, Loretta; six children, Dianne Jones, Pamela Houston, Paula Smith (Gregory), David McClenny Jr. (Shirley), Mary Hancock and Tara Edwards (Michael); his 10 grandchildren, Steven Jones, Nathaniel Smith, Jessica Palmisano and Matthew Houston, David McClenny III and Richard McClenny, Eric and Katie Hancock, Emily and Christian Joyner; and his three great-grandchildren, Angel McClenny, David “Logan” McClenny IV, and Derrick McClenny.

David had the honor of serving his country in the Air Force from 1955 to 1960. He worked as an aircraft electrician for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, for years before moving back home to Franklin with his family. He worked as an industrial electrician for Union Camp and St. Regis.

He finished his career as a master electrician by teaching inmates at Southampton Correctional Facility to become an electrician’s assistant to ensure their ability to find meaningful work when released. Throughout the years, he served his local church with many projects as an electrician and with building maintenance.

For many years, he interceded for the lost, his family, his church and this country through daily prayer at Rock Church. His legacy will continue on through his family and friends.

The celebration of David’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, in Rock Church Franklin, 130 Lakeview Road. Officiating the service will be the Rev. David Dillon and the Rev. Danny Dillon.

The family will receive friends after the service in the church’s fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rock Church School, 130 Lakeview Road, Franklin, VA 23851.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you for the wonderful care provided at Southampton Memorial Hospital. To the staff at East Pavilion who cared for Grandpa, we thank you and appreciate your loving kindness. You all are truly a blessing. Thank you and may God bless you!