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Gaylon McClendon

September 6, 1951 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Gaylon McClendon Obituary

          Graveside services for Gaylon McClendon, 72, of Diboll, will be held Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at Grimes Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Whisenant officiating.

          Mr. McClendon was born on September 6, 1951, in Lufkin, Texas, to the late Roy Leo McClendon and Florine (Hambrick) McClendon and died Thursday, November 30, 2023, in Lufkin.

          Mr. McClendon served in the National Guard. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. McClendon was very witty, had the best sense of humor, and never met a stranger. He enjoyed going to Paw Nick’s cabin and was a talented guitar player. Mr. McClendon loved his family more than anything. 

          He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen McClendon of Diboll; daughter, Lori Ann McClendon of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Kay and Stevie Nelson of Jacksonville, TX; grandson, Benjamin McClendon of Bryan, TX; granddaughter and husband, Starr and Ben Thomason of Diboll; grandson, Richard Gaylon Larabell of Alto; grandchild, Ozzy Larabell of Lufkin; great-granddaughter, Ruby Eleanor Thomason of Diboll; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Carolyn McClendon of Tremonton, UT; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Pam McClendon of Burke; sister-in-law, Kathy Kennedy of Lufkin; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

          Mr. McClendon was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Florine McClendon; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, M.L. and Kathryn Kennedy.

          Pallbearers will be David Massingill, Daniel Massingill, Paul Massingill, Ben McClendon, Skyler Larabell, and Ben Thomason.

          Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Grimes Cemetery, prior to the graveside service.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.


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December 3, 2023

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Grimes Cemetery

Graveside Service
December 3, 2023

2:30 PM
Grimes Cemetery


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