Confirmed: Willie McClain, Sr., Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (136-21) 27 JUL 21

When:
July 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
2021-07-27T09:30:00-05:00
2021-07-27T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232
USA
US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN – VIETNAM

The family of Mr. Willie L. McClain Sr., a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Willie Lee McClain Sr., USAF Retired TSgt, entered eternal rest with Our Heavenly Father on June 19, 2021. He was born on June 7, 1946 and known by everyone as ‘Mac’.  Willie was raised by his grandparents, Agusta and Rebecca McLean in Durham, NC. They both preceded him in death. He spoke of a wonderful childhood with them. Now they are back together. He kept in touch with Joseph Thorpe, a childhood friend from Durham, NC to this day.  Willie entered into the Air Force as a combat photographer with his work during the Vietnam War and several years following. Other jobs were Gunsmith Technician, Combat arms trainer and maintenance. He retired from service in 1990. He then worked at Via Transit System as a Bus Operator for 14 years, followed by the USPS working as a mail handler and custodian. He retired a couple of years ago to spend time with family.

He was preceded in death by his son, Willie Lee McClain Jr. and Aunt Annie Ruth Perry.  Willie is survived by his wife Sherry McClain; daughter Shaylen DeVaul (fiancé Ruben Sanchez) and daughters Yulonda, Dalia and Daria.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, children of the late Willie Lee McClain Jr, Willie Lee McClain III and Whitney McClain.

Additionally, Mac is survived by his oldest daughter Jimmie McClain who lives in LA. Son Johnny Hogan, wife Alesia, children Alani and Ashlyn, living in LA. Son Curtis Hogan, wife Antwainque and sons Javonte, Javarion and Zariyon, live in AZ. Daughter Jasmine with husband Danie Covington, children Harmony, Drayson and Amari, live in LA.  Daughter Brenda McClain Smith with husband James, Sons Deon McClain Smith, Marquise Smith, Keishanay Taylor and their son J’Ceon all living in TX.  Mac had 4 stepsons Richard Jason Martinez, Brian Christopher Martinez with daughters Sophie and Phoebe and great grandson Jonah. Daniel Eugene Martinez, wife Jessica and son Jordan David living in CO. Michael Joseph Martinez, Sara with sons Merrick and Luca, living in WV. Cousin, Shirley Sulick and husband Dr. Michael Sulick of Wake Forest, NC.  Mac had many friends as well, and loved bowling with wife for 23 years every Monday. He loved to meet new people and talk with them; he will be greatly missed.

WEATHER: Hi 97 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 61% Humidity, Wind: 9 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  Cindy Apple, Family SPOX

STAGING:  9:30 am, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/QqJh7Wi49EGft5Zh9

BRIEFING:  9:45 am

SERVICE:  10:30 am
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/QqJh7Wi49EGft5Zh9

KSU:  12:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

RC:   Jim “Red” Hefner
aaahefner@aol.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

bobtxpgr@gmail.com