Mr. James Ryan McClung



Visitation:Wednesday, September 14 at 2 P.M. Hall Funeral Home
Funeral Service:Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 A.M. Auxier Freewill Baptist Church
Interment:Gethsemane Gardens Prestonsburg, Kentucky

James Ryan “Jim” McClung, age 72, of Prestonsburg, KY., husband of Wilma Wells McClung, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY. He was born October 28, 1938 in Smoot, WV., a son of the late James Elton and Pearl Mae Witt McClung. He was a retired businessman, a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel.

Jim started his financial career with Commercial Credit and in 1967 became an employee of Eastern Kentucky Mack as Director of Finance. He continued a part of the company that later became known as Worldwide Equipment Enterprises until June 1985. Jim served as Director of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Owner and his final position, Board Member. Jim was a friend of the company until his death and will be remembered fondly by our people as one of our Founders.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters; Terri Lynn (Tim) Bateman, Prestonsburg, KY., Carla R. (Pete) Smith, Jamestown, KY., one sister; Alma Jean McClung, St. Albans, WV, four grandchildren; Jeremy Ryan Branham and Andrew Scott Branham, Timothy Brian Gayheart and Michael Lee Smith, two great grandchildren; Kaleb Austin and Kaden Michael Lee Gayheart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son; Richard Lee McClung.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, KY., with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, KY., visitation is after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, under the kind and professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.