In Memory

Ken McClure

10-5-2019 - Kathy and Ted Krieger reported that classmate Ken Nelson McClure passed away.

A death notice in the Austin American Statesman 7-20-2007 appeared for Ken reporting his death on July 1, 2007 at age 56. He is buried at Assumption Cemetery in Austin according to

His father, Bob McClure, died on Oct. 25, 2006 and his mother, Nita McClure, died on September 26, 2006.

Classmates of Ken's from Crockett Crocodiles through high school will remember him as a bright and determined young man who never let the physical limitations of cerebral palsy get in his way. He was one of the first clients of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, where his father was on the original Board of Directors.

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10/06/19 06:05 AM #1    

Ellen Williams (Rumpff)

I have wondered for a long time about Ken. I am one of those Crockett Crocodiles. I remember in the 6th grade when Mr. Tiner was having us run the 50 yard dash. One of my runs coincided with Ken and I wasn't sure what to do. He was doing his best to run, even boxing in the air. But he had this big smile on his face. As I look back as an adult and having worked with main streaming deaf Ed, Abilene Crockett was a great example of mainstreaming students!

10/06/19 09:14 PM #2    

Janet Weeth (Weeth)

R.I.P. Ken McClure. I will remember the practical jokes that you pulled in class, your sense of humor, and your smile.

10/11/19 11:09 AM #3    

Rick Wise

So sorry to hear about Ken.  I am also a Crockett ex, and remember him well.  He was a fun guy to be around, and almost always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.  I remember in the fourth grade, he showed up for football practice and Coach made him the team manager.  As far as I remember, he never missed a practice or game for the next three years.  What a wondeful spirit he had........RIP, my friend.........

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