John Anthony McLain
5/26/1964 - 11/4/2019

John Anthony “Tony” McLain, 55, of Greenville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, stage 4, on November 4, 2019 at Medical City of Plano. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Faith Outreach with Rev. Ranse Moore officiating. Burial will follow at East Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Mr. McLain was born May 26, 1964 in Bonham, Texas to Johnny McLain and Gloria Moore McLain. He married Sandra Gail Ryan on February 4, 1984 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He worked as the Transportation Manager for Health Services of North Texas. Tony was involved in various ministries as youth pastor and pastor over the years.  He was a member of Faith Outreach in Greenville and was a Special Olympics Unified Basketball Coach. During his courageous battle with cancer, he continued attending the Maximized Manhood class at his church and graduated on April 15 of this year.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Gail McLain of Greenville; parents, Johnny and Gloria McLain of Fate; daughter, Brittany Elizabeth McLain of Greenville; son, Colton Ryan McLain and girlfriend, Tori Fite of Greenville; grandchild, Matthew Ryan McLain of Greenville; sisters, Juhree Martin and husband, Randy of Mansfield, and Marcie Dodd of Fate; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hoot and Shirley Ryan of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law and husband, Shelia and Rex Morton of Mt. Pleasant; brother-in-law and wife, Garry and Kristi Ryan of Pittsburgh; and also special friends that thought of him as a 2nd Dad, Brett Michael Warren and wife, Kati Nicole and their son of Greenville and Jeff “Two” Bethel and wife Katherine Rae and their children of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earnest and Lizzie Moore and James and Opal McLain; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers Jarrod Donnenwerth, Jake Brookins, Jaquentin Patt, Joshua Martin, Justin Marsh, Antonio Rincon, Bryan Hosking, and Grant Rodriguez.



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