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Harry B. "Mickey" Mcclurg

June 2, 1938 — December 17, 2020

Harry B. “Mickey” McClurg, age 82 of Alcoa went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 17, 2020, at Blount Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle to reclaim his health. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him during his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Mickey was born on June 2, 1938, to the late Harry and Viola McClurg of Mentor, Tennessee. Mickey was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and recently great-grandfather. His love and devotion to his country, community, faith, and family drove his life work.

Very much a family and community oriented man, he and his wife, Carolyn, have been wed for 60 years and have a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Diana McClurg; daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Billy Yates; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Yates Gaboury, Lindsey Yates Teague, Mitchell McClurg, Matthew McClurg, and Madison McClurg; great-grandson, Rhett Teague; step great-grandson, Bryson M. Gaboury; brothers, Sam McClurg and wife Marsheine, Ronnie McClurg; uncle, Buddy Byers.

Mickey was a 1956 graduate of Alcoa High School and became an ordained minister during his senior year. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1960. While there, he served as president of the Wesleyan Choir and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was employed by the Aluminum Company of America from 1960 until he retired in 1994. From 1961 to 1967, he was a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard, serving in Europe in 1961-62. He was a member of the Carson-Newman College Board of Trustees for six years. He is a partner in McClurg’s Decorating Center in Alcoa, a member of George Washington Lodge No. 181, served in the Maryville-Alcoa Jaycees and Maryville Kiwanis. He was a member of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, a member and deacon in Alcoa First Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir and served on the Personnel Committee for two terms including three years as chairman. He is a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Mentor, Tennessee.

Mickey was well known for his dedication and steadfast contributions to the organizations to which he has belonged. His commitment to students and the City of Alcoa as an elected member of the Alcoa City Schools Board of Education where he served for 32 years while serving 22 years as chairman has left an impact on many. He is a charter member of the Alcoa City Schools Foundation and was honored with the Legacy of Excellence Award for his commitment to Alcoa City Schools in 2019. He was inducted into the Daily Times Alumni Wall of Fame in 2015 which honored him for his professional accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to mankind during which time he was an example and role model for all.

Mickey’s love for his family, friends, and faith in Jesus Christ were the crowning joys of his life.

A private family service will be held at Immanuel United Methodist Church and interment at Sherwood Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life will be held later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alcoa City Schools Foundation, 524 Faraday St., Alcoa, Tennessee 37701.

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