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Elder Dahryl L. McClain

February 16, 1933 August 21, 2017
Elder Dahryl L. McClain
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Obituary for Elder Dahryl L. McClain

Elder Dahryl L. McClain, of Clawson, Michigan, died on Wednesday, August 21st, 2017. He was 84 years old. Dahryl was born on February 16th, 1933 in Independence, Missouri, to Gwendolyn (nee Coon) and William McClain.

Dahryl attended Graceland College for two years, and then transferred to Eastern Michigan, where he attained a bachelor’s degree. After that, he went to Wayne State University, where he attained a master’s in education. Dahryl taught at Hazel Park High School for two years, and then was drafted into the United States Army for two years. Dahryl served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and worked as an instructor in teaching people how to jump out of planes (which gave him more money to cover his car payment!)

The two things Dahryl loved most were his family and his church. Dahryl was ordained as an elder in 1998, and served as an elder at Community of Christ Church in Troy until his passing. Dahryl was also a member of TKE at Eastern.

Dahryl is survived by his beloved daughters, Melanie (Tom Pratt) McClain and Missy (Casey Roberts) McClain; his cherished grandchildren, Austin, Bryanna, Kyle, and Ryan. Dahryl is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce; and by his two brothers, Ken (Shirley) McClain and A.D. (Glenda) McClain.

Funeral at Community of Christ Church, 3830 Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan Saturday, August 26th at 11am. Friends may visit at church on Friday, August 25th from 4-8pm. Memorials appreciated to Community of Christ Church. Burial will take place in Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak.


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