Bobby Ray McClure
Bobby Ray McClure, a resident of Boise, Idaho, passed away on December 7, 2021.
Bobby was born on June 6, 1936 to Evelyn Christine (Williams) McClure and Melvin McClure.
Bobby attended Canyon County Riverside Community School for K – 8th grade and Marsing High School for 9th – 12th grade.
Bobby was a Vietnam Veteran and survivor of agent orange. He served in the United States Air Force as a Tech SGT and retired with honors after 20 years. He worked as a VA ER Admitting Clerk (Boise, ID), and retired after an additional 23 years of federal employment.
Bobby enjoyed old movies, raised tropical fish, loved choir, travel, loved “The Duttons” old time gospel (Brandon, MO), and fly tying/ fly fishing. He loved eating at the Egg Factory for Breakfast and the Golden Corral for Veterans Day Lunch. He also enjoyed playing the card game hand and foot.
Bobby loved volunteering at the Boise Senior Center with his co-worker Deb. He also attended many churches in his lifetime.
Bobby is survived by his sons, Michael (Holly) Ray McClure of Star, Idaho, Anthony Dale McClure of Boise, Idaho, Raymond Eugene McClure of Aurora/Denver, Colorado, his daughter, Evelyn Christine McClure, grandchildren, Audra Rose Gutierrez, Sabrina McClure, Jodie McClure, Katherine Elizabeth (Zach) Olsen, Kathleen Francis McClure (CO), Nicole Daniele Garrett of Valencia, CA, Bonnie Marie Davis of Omaha, and Jessica Lynn Scott of Omaha and twelve great grandchildren.
Bobby is preceded in death by his father (Melvin Julius McClure of Middleton/Caldwell, ID), his mother (Evelyn Christine McClure (Williams), beloved grandson, Michael Christopher “Chris” McClure of Star, ID, and multiple aunts and uncles.
We would like to thank the Idaho Veteran’s Home and staff for providing excellent care during his time of need. A special thanks to Oni Kinberg, Chaplain Norm Geyer and the various staff that attended to dads many cares.
In leu of flowers memorials are suggested to be made in Bobby McClure’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, Idaho Veteran’s Home (Boise, ID), the American Diabetic Association (Boise, ID) or the Boise Senior Center.
A service will be held on January 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Veterans Cemetery. Please arrive at assembly area 20 minutes early to be escorted. Services conducted by Chaplain Norm Geyer (Idaho Veteran’s Home-Boise, Idaho).
“In the Garden” by Anne Murray, “Amazing Grace” by Pentatonix, Reading by: TOM O’BEDLAM–(If tomorrow starts without me), and “A Soldier (Fighting to come Home)” by Ernie Haase.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.