The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 1, 2014

Gordon “Mac” McGlocklin

— Gordon “Mac” McGlocklin, 78, of Athens died Sunday, June 29, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. There will be a 2 p.m. graveside service Saturday, July 5, at New Salem Cemetery with Don Osborne officiating.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home.

Mr. McGlocklin was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Limestone County. He retired from the Marine Corp and was a proud Marine up to the time of his death. He served two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Okinawa. He attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Annette McGlocklin of Athens; son, Gordon “Mac” McGlocklin Jr. and wife Julia Ann; brothers, Walter McGlocklin of Tanner, Bobby Joe McGlocklin of Decatur, Eddie Wayne McGlocklin of Athens and Billy McGlocklin of Florida; sister, Betty Jo McLemore of Athens; grandson, Gordon “Tre” Elbert McGlocklin III; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan McGlocklin and Mable McGlocklin; children, Jimmy Wayne McGlocklin, Reba Ann McGlocklin and Rebbeca Ann McGlocklin; brothers, Roscoe McGlocklin and Buddy McGlocklin; and sisters, Barbara Kemp and Reba McGlocklin.

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