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John Keller McClendon went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2017 at the age of 90, who fearlessly fought every day the diseases of Dementia and Parkinson's. He is now surrounded by his great-grandchildren Karlie, Cameron and Tessa; as well as his parents and siblings in the glory of the Lord.
John was born in Jena, Louisiana on November 22, 1927. As a child his family moved to Carrizo Springs, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked in the oil fields all over the world. In his later years he moved to Houston, Texas where he worked and retired from DePelchin Children's Center. Here he met the love of his life, Cecelia, and married her on November 10, 1984.
He was the strongest man our family ever knew. His faith in God never waivered. No one was a stranger to him. He never judged and he forgave all.
John was baptized on April 18, 1993, and from then on worked tirelessly for the Lord at the church, in prison ministry, and telling others about Jesus. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of New Waverly. He loved building and repairing anything, as well as being on the lake fishing.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lena Mae McClendon; brothers, Clyde and Lloyd McClendon; and a sister Dorothy Enterkin. John is survived by two stepsons, Mark and wife Cynthia Patterson, and Thomas and wife Dianna Patterson, all of Willis. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, Lewis, Justin, Stephanie, and David; and 5 great-grandchildren, Mason, Emma, Ryland, Harper and Adaline. Survived as well by a nephew, Bobby Enterkin.
The family will receive friends at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis, Texas on Sunday, December 3, from 3-5 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, December 4, at 10 AM, with Dr. J.D. Andrews officiating. Interment to follow at the same location in the Smith Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Department of New Waverly. Condolences may be left at www.shmfh.com.
We love you Paw Paw John and will miss you every day.
Published on November 30, 2017
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