‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Celebration of Life

Drew Cemetery
Sunday August 16th, 2020

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Gerald's visitation.

Gerald Franklin McClure, Jr.

BENOIT- Gerald Franklin McClure, Jr, age 55 of Benoit, MS passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at his home in Benoit.
Gerald was born April 1, 1965, to Gerald Franklin McClure, and Almarene McKnight McClure in Cleveland, MS. He graduated from Bayou Academy in 1983 and Mississippi Delta Community College in 1984. Gerald joined the United States Marine Corp in 1987, he obtained the rank of Staff Sergent as a tactical air defense controller. He was a member of Interstate Baptist Church in Shaw, MS. Gerald loved to hunt and fish and visit with family.
He was preceded in death by Gerald Franklin McClure Sr, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. McClure and Mr. and Mrs. MH McKnight, sister, Glenda Rahmon, and step-father, Marion Alexander Palmer, Sr.

He is survived by a son, Jarred Lane McClure, mom, Almarene Mcknight McClure Palmer and sister, Shara McClure Beckwith(Stacy) nephews Spencer and Sterling, stepbrothers Marion Palmer Jr (Beverly), Michael Palmer, Bryan Palmer (Kim), and aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 16, 2020, in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the services.

Pallbearers are Stevie Burchfield, Dallas Bright, Skeeter Bowen, James Ray, Spencer Beckwith, and Sterling Beckwith.
Memorials may be made to Interstate Baptist Church.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of services. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald McClure, Jr., please visit our flower store.


Gerald was quite a guy! I am deeply saddened by his departure from this earth, and I pray for comfort and hope for his family.

Nancy Collins Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

Hi I am Geralds sister.. Shara McClure Beckwith. We have read all your comments and contributions . We appreciate each and every one of them. I tried to respond to them individually, but couldnt figure it out. Gerald loved his family and friends and we are so thankful for you all sharing the fond memories and pictures . He is at peace now in heaven and we rest in the assurance we will see him again one day. Thank you and we love you

Shara M Beckwith Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

One of the first friends I made in the Corps all those years ago. Found our selves stationed together from Coast to Coast. Jeff as I referred to him had my back many a nights in one drinking establishment or another or one deployment to another. Many a road trips to Sumter SC and many fishing trips in Yuma AZ. Gonna miss you.

Kevin Wiggins Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gerald and I were stationed together in Okinawa, Japan and Beaufort SC. He will truly be missed! Semper Fi

Jon Dewberry Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

May you rest in eternal peace, Gerald! We love you and will miss you but we know you in our precious Father's hands in Heaven and we will see you again one day. Many prayers for your sweet mother, sister, son, brother-n-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Joe and Reba McKnight Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Gerald was a good man. I served with him in the Marines, based in Yuma Arizona. When my tour was almost over, my wife moved back home to Ohio ahead of me. So, for a couple months I was alone, and Gerald (we called him by his callsign Nelick) took me in. He cooked a lot of meals, and we spent time sipping drinks and playing flight simulator on his computer. We talked about life and had a lot of laughs. These are the memories I will take with me. Rest easy my friend.

Bryan Almaguer Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Gerald (GF) was my wingman all throughout Okinawa. We ended up in many places together while in the Marines. Always had his brothers backs. Just last week we were still talking by phone at least vent about what bothers us....LOL.... Rest easy my brother. You will never be forgotten. S/F JW

James Wright Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald McClure, Jr.

Cbalducc Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

I, too, served with Nelick in Yuma. Shared lots of laughs, a couple rounds of 4am summer desert golf through the sprinklers and a few cocktails. Although we lost touch he was a great friend that was as loyal as they come. I think about him often.

Corn Fed Iowa Boy Matt Sturgeon Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 129 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM