Jerry McClellan Obituary, Death – Jerry was born August 4th, 1940 in Inglewood, CA to Ray M. McClellan and Ruth Mather. He passed away on May 13th, 2023 after battling numerous ailments. He is preceded by both parents, his daughter Denise Donnelly and grandson Jerry Lee Donnelly. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Becky, son Ray (Lisa), grandchildren Casey and Elizabeth (Kyle) and their son Kellan, as well as, Jerry’s sisters Sally Milano and Diane Ball (Gary).
Out of high school, Jerry signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and later the San Francisco Giants. He played baseball for several years and then surrendered to becoming a hardworking man in every undertaking he encountered. He started selling ground engaging tools to the copper mines which led him to start his own mining nosiness.
He later purchased Hemco Electric Motor Co.When he retired, he began riding horses as a hobby which lead to riding competitively in the Cutting Horse Association events. He was successful in the endeavor, winning in numerous events.Before his illness, he was a faithful member of St. Pius X Church. His faith never failed.Jerry had a wonderful, eventful and satisfying life. We are all blessed to have known him.The viewing will be May 25th, 2023 from 4-8pm at East lawn Palms Mortuary – 5801 E Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712. The services will be Friday, the following day starting at 11:00am.