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.