The Washington Times-Herald


October 16, 2012

Richard McClure

Jan. 31, 1944 - Oct. 13, 2012

VINCENNES — Richard L. McClure Sr., 68, passed away on Saturday at his residence of natural causes. Richard was born on Jan. 31, 1944, in Michigan; he was the son of Clem and Dolores (Risinger) McClure. Richard graduated from Wiley High School in Terre Haute in 1962. He graduated from Earlham College in 1966. He then went on to get his master’s degree in education from Indiana State University. He served in the U.S. Army. He graduated first in Officer Candidate School at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He also served as a Lieutenant in the ninth Engineer Battalion in Aschaffenburg, Germany, from 1968-1969. Richard taught and coached football at Cathedral High School and West Central High School in Indianapolis. He did the same at North Judson High School in North Judson and at Washington High School in Washington. Through the years he also coached track and wrestling. He was a loving father and grandfather and friend. He loved umpiring football, golfing, going to Florida in the winter and being with his friends and family. Coach McClure is survived by his ex-wife, to whom he was married for 30 years, Mary (Tunia) McClure; his two sons, Richard L. McClure Jr. and his wife Nikkole of Washington, and Andrew D. McClure and his wife Lori of Greenwood; his foster son Tim Oesterle of Vincennes; his two sisters, Shirley Johnson and her husband Dale of Farmersburg; and Sharon Swayze of Indianapolis. He also has four wonderful grandchildren and a very special friend, Linda Hayes. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m Thursday at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St., Vincennes. A celebration of life service for Richard will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with three or four of his closest friends paying tribute to him. Burial will follow at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at

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