Rev. Gary McLain
Rev. Gary Wayne McLain, age 61, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Word of Christ Baptist Church in Unionville, officiated by Rev. Terry Spittle, Rev. Jerry Faile, Rev. Rick King, and Rev. Chad Gurley. Interment will follow in the Ritch Cemetery.
Rev. McLain was born on August 2, 1951, in Union County, North Carolina, a son of Aileen Griffin McLain and the late Houston (Hubie) McLain. He was the Pastor of Word of Christ Baptist Church in Unionville and also a Union County Public Schools Bus Driver. He has a Degree in Christian Education Duke University.
Rev. McLain was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Helms, a grandson, Noah Helms, and a sister, Sandy Jamerson.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Simpson McLain of the home; one son, Travis McLain and wife, Sarah, of New Salem; one daughter, Gina Price and husband, Richard, of Monroe; his mother, Aileen McLain of Monroe; and one brother, Steve McLain and wife, Ginger, of New Salem. There are three grandsons, Charley Price, Dallas McLain, Jacob McLain and three granddaughters, Shelby Price, Madison McLain, and Abby McLain.
The family will receive friends Friday Night (July 26, 2013) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Davis Funeral Home; 1003 East Franklin Street in Monroe.
Memorials may be made to Word of Christ Baptist Church; 4700 Unionville Road; Monroe, North Carolina 28110.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Rev. McLain. An on-line guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.