Carl Jerry McLin, Sr., 79, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at his home.
He was born December 2, 1940 to Dewey “Doc” and Frances (Holmes) McLin in Macomb, Oklahoma.
Carl was raised in Macomb and attended Macomb Public Schools, where he excelled at playing baseball. He graduated with the class of 1959 from Macomb High School.
He joined the United States Air Force after high school and proudly served his country for 8 years, stationed in New Jersey and serving in the Philippines and Vietnam until he was honorably discharged. He moved back to Macomb where he made his home for 37 years, before moving to Tecumseh where he resided the last 12 years.
Carl married Bonnie “Louise” Grove on September 21, 1959 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
He began his career at Tinker Air Force Base after his service in the military and retired in 1996.
Carl was an accomplished, self-taught musician excelling in fiddle and guitar. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and blue grass music.
He was preceded in death by 1 grandchild, Shelby Marie Anthony; his parents, Dewey “Doc” and Frances McLin; and 3 brothers, Dewey, Leonard and Ronny.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years, Louise McLin of the home; 4 daughters, Carla and Jay Seikel of Tecumseh, OK, Shelly and Mick Cochran of Grandview, TX, Sharon Carr of Shawnee, OK and Patricia and Richard Abney of Shawnee, OK; 1 son, Jerry McLin, Jr. and wife Terri of Red Oak , TX; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Coursey of Yukon, OK; 1 brother, Jack and Sharon McLin of Tecumseh, OK; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Cooper Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020 at Tecumseh Cemetery with Reverend Clint Dawkins, Sharon Baptist Church officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
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