B. Burhl McClung

B. Burhl McClung, 89, of Uvalde died on April 27, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Interment will be held tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 12, 1924, in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Virginia McClung and Lee McClung. McClung grew up and attended school in Hillsboro, where he met Jimmi Browning. They were married on Oct. 21, 1950, in Hillsboro. McClung served as a Pharmacist 2nd Class on the Navy destroyer USS Bennett during World War II. The ship was involved in numerous major battles in the Pacific Theater, including those at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam, and Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. After his military service ended, he attended Texas A&M where he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics. McClung went to work for the United States Department of Agriculture in the plant protection and quarantine division, and his career required the family to move to different parts of the country. They relocated to Uvalde in 1976, where he eventually retired after 35 years. The family said after his retirement, McClung enjoyed golfing, camping and fishing. He and Jimmi joined the Uvalde Honey Bees square dancers and enjoyed their numerous RV trips with the Camping Squares. He also relished his time as a volunteer driver, transporting cancer patients to San Antonio for their treatments. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond McClung and Harold McClung; and one sister, Frances Harvey. He is survived by his wife of over 63 years; two daughters, Pamela D’Urso and husband, Steve, of Mahomet, Illinois, and Penny Thomas and husband, Randy, of Katy; two sons, Scott McClung and wife, Janece, of Uvalde and Kelly McClung and wife, Cassie, of San Antonio; five granddaughters, Megan Steinlage of St. Louis, Missouri, Kim D’Urso of Katy, Taylor Morton of The Woodlands, Haley Thomas of Katy and Kayla McClung of San Antonio; two step-granddaughters, Jeanneh Allen and Sunni Merritt, both of San Antonio; two grandsons, Hunter Thomas of Katy and Joshua McClung of San Antonio; one greatgranddaughter, Emma Morton of The Woodlands; two sisters, Edith Wiley of New Braunfels and Jeanelle Barrow of Eastland; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Heidi. The family greeted visitors yesterday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Talking Book Program, P.O. Box 12516, Austin, TX 78711-2516. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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