Colin L. McClain

Posted 7/21/21

SHELBYVILLE — Colin L. McClain, 72, of Paris, and formerly of Shelbyville, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, with loved ones by his …

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Colin L. McClain

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SHELBYVILLE — Colin L. McClain, 72, of Paris, and formerly of Shelbyville, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, with loved ones by his side.

A funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery is accompanied by military rites performed by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Visitation is from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the funeral home. 

Mr. McClain was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Shelbyville, the son of the late Carl Franklin and Norma Lorene Gordon McClain. He and Paula Julian were united in holy matrimony May 17, 2006, and were blessed with 15 years of marriage.

Surviving are his wife, Paula McClain of Paris; children, Jeff (Georgeanne) McClain of Fredericksburg, Va., Sarah (John) Hurley of Cary, N.C., Brenda (Michael) Martin of Paris and Brian (Angela) Blair of Bella Vista, Ark.; seven grandchildren,  Jacob, Taylor, Tyson, Karson, Addison, Braelynn and Briar; three brothers: Dennis McClain, David (Nancy) McClain and Tim McClain, all of Shelbyville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kelley McClain.

Mr. McLain was a 1966 graduate of Shelbyville High School. He served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He then earned his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale before joining the Illinois State Police where he worked for 26 years before retiring in 2002.  

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975 of Marshall, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Grace Lutheran Church in Paris. He was known to be a generous supporter of many different organizations.  He enjoyed photography, traveling and time shared with loved ones. 

Mr. McClain was strong, gentle, kind, generous, honest, faithful and humble in all that he did.  He was a loving and attentive husband, a deeply devoted dad, nurturing grandfather and a caring and loyal son, brother, uncle and friend.  The world was a better place with him in it, and he will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his family and friends. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Shelbyville Area Community Foundation, %Chautauqua Auditorium and sent to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565.

Online condolences at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.