Walter Lee McClendon, 84

Walter Lee McClendon, 84, of Gainesville, died Aug. 21, 2022, at Gainesville Healthcare Center in Gainesville. 

No services are planned at this time. The family has honored Walter’s wish for cremation. 

Walter was born on Dec. 27, 1937, in Udall, Missouri to Woodrow McClendon and Jean (Robbins) McClendon. 

Walter attended high school in Missouri. He was married to Carol Gordon on Feb. 1, 1957, at the age of 20.

Walter worked for the Mountain Home Telephone Company for two years during which time he was diagnosed with neuritis at age 21. 

After three years Walter traveled with his wife back to Illinois. They purchased a tavern and managed it for 15 years. 

In 1994, Walter and his family moved back to Missouri, and Walter began working for the United States Postal Service. He retired 2001 after 24 years of service. 

Walter is survived by wife Carol of Gainesville; two sons: Patrick McClendon of Gainesville and Michael McClendon of Crane; two grandchildren: Jacob and Aaron McClendon; and two great grandchildren: Noah and Addison. 

Walter was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Patricia Murphy and Peggy Shoemaker. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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