Thomas “Sunnie” McClard

October 9, 1938 – September 9, 2020

Thomas “Sunnie” McClard

     Thomas “Sunnie” McClard Sr., son of the late Samuel Andrew McClard and Myrtie Rose McClard, was born on October 9, 1938 in Bloomfield, Missouri, and departed this life on September 9, 2020 at his residence in Dexter, Missouri, at the age of 81 years.

     Mr. McClard was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam.  He was a former painter for McDonnel-Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, and he was a member of the Dexter VFW Post #2659, Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post #59, and Dexter Elks Lodge #2439.

     He was united in marriage to Ruth Halley on November 9, 1982 in Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mrs. McClard preceded him in death on August 24, 2002.

     He is survived by his son, Thomas McClard Jr. of Freemont, California; by three daughters, Jeanith McClard of Escondido, California, Myrtie Levesque of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Andrea Poggione of Reno, Nevada; by his brother, Sammie McClard of Bloomfield, Missouri; by his cousin, who was more like a brother, Bob Ellis of St. Charles, Missouri; by nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and by his devoted nephew, Andrew McClard. 

     Other than by his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry McClard and Harold McClard.

     By his wishes, no services will be planned.

     Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.