Wade Bennett McClure Sr.

October 12, 1942 - September 5, 2021
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N. Big Spring St
Midland, Texas 79705
Thursday 9/9, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N. Big Spring St
Midland, Texas 79705
Friday 9/10, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Santa Anna Cemetery
Saturday 9/11, 2:00 pm
Graveside Service

Wade Bennett McClure, Sr., 78, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 8:00am-9:00pm and Friday, September 10, 2021 from 8:00am-9:00pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday. September 11, 2021 at 2:00PM at Santa Anna Cemetery inContinue Reading

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Mark Keeter left a message on September 14, 2021:
I just learned of Bennett's passing. I write this with great sadness in my heart, however, I know that he is at peace and is now with Carol and Dean. I have known Bennett, Carol and all of the McClure boys well over 50 years. I guess that I was 3 or 4 years old when Bennett and Carol moved across the street from us in Plainview, Texas. Wade was a toddler and Matt was still just a baby. They lived across the street from us for several years. During that time, Bennett and Carol became like a second set of parents to me. They took us kids, and I mean all of us kids everywhere with in movies, Civil Defense Meetings, etc. Times were different back then....It was okay to spank not only your own children, but also those of your neighbors if they needed parents had no qualms with one of the other neighbor parents helping to discipline us......Lets just say that Bennett and Carol busted mine and Wade's butts on a regular basis...Matt not so much as he did not get into quite as much mischief as Wade and I did..... Bennett's legacy,including friends, family and especially the children that he is temporarily leaving behind here on earth, are a testament to the kind of man that he was and the life that he lived. His kindness, caring, honesty, and work ethic were, and are beyond reproach. I say "are" as these traits live on in his children and their children. When I think of Bennett, I am reminded of a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson which reads in part: "That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; Who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.... Bennett was a certainly a success....Our thoughts and prayer are with the family, friends and loved one.... Keeter
Mark Murray left a message on September 8, 2021:
Bennett was a good friend and a good person. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. We spent many hours out in the West Texas oil fields together visiting while he was hot-oiling my wells. Matt my prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.
Victor Garza left a message on September 7, 2021:
Bennet was one of most down to earth characters I got to know, as friend and family him and my dad were pair of old timers and we miss them both. To my brother in law Matt and his family stay strong your father and mother their work here is done may the rest in peace.
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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