John Michael “Mike” McClure

John Michael “Mike” McClure

John Michael “Mike” McClure, 77, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 pm August 26, 2021 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born August 6, 1944 in Mount Vernon to the late John and Marcelle (Walls) McClure. Mike married Cheryl (Martin) McClure on December 20, 1968 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 43 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on March 21, 2012.

Mike is survived by his children, Quinn McClure and wife, Amanda of Mount Vernon, Kyle McClure of Murray, Kentucky, and Mallory Moddelmog and husband, Chris of Fort Collins, Colorado; grandchildren, Colin McClure and Trevor McClure, both of Mount Vernon and Mia Moddelmog and Emma Grace Moddelmog, both of Fort Collins, Colorado; niece, Hilary Martin Long of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Mike was preceded in death by his stepmother, Annabelle Davenport McClure; and parents-in-law, Bev and Mavis Martin.

Mike coached basketball for Okawville High School and later coached baseball and basketball for Rend Lake College. From there, Mike served as the athletic director and coached the boys sports and P.E. at Woodlawn Grade School. He was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed playing golf and hanging out with his golf buddies. He also cherished the time he spent with his breakfast crew at Cracker Barrel and his coffee crew at McDonalds. Mike was a faithful member of Logan Street Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years. He was also a member of SIJHSAA. Mike was loved not only by his family, but by his community. He will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Brother Alan Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mike’s honor to the Logan Street Baptist Church Daycare or Mount Vernon Township High School Athletic Department (Baseball and Basketball).

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.

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