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Tony McClenny

Tony McClenny, 78, of Gatesville, died on April 17, 2021 at his home. He was born August 9, 1942 in Lindale to the late Codia Everett and Ruby Ilene Gibson McClenny.

He is survived by his parents, brother-in-law John Jarman, sister-in-laws Shirley and Linda McClenny and best friend Jim Bob Simmons.

Tony is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon, daughters Bretta Kirby and husband Mark, Rhetta McClellan and fiancé Sedro Molina, son Justin McClenny and wife Ally, grandchildren Evan Kirby and wife Kristin, Logan Smith, Emily Glaze, Justin McClenny Jr. and wife Melanie, Amelia Berry and husband Danny, Leaird McClellan, Tad Kirby, Codia McClenny, Toni McClenny, Cheyenne Atkinson, great grandchildren Ella, Lydia and Iris Kirby, Sterling and Stetson Jenkins, General Glaze, Ben and Cora McClenny, sister Julia Jarman, brothers Pat McClenny and wife Nancy, Mike McClenny and Dick McClenny and wife Glenda.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 at King Baptist Church, with Pastor Charles McKamie officiating. Visitation with the family was held an hour before services at the church.

Tony attended Lindale Schools and Tyler Junior College and in 1964, he joined the Army and was later stationed in Germany for 32 months. After returning from Germany, in December of 1966, he married Sharon Haschke. They had three children, twin daughters, Bretta and Rhetta and a son Justin. After leaving the army, Tony worked for Sun Oil Company in Big Wells for over 27 years. He built his family a home in Cotulla with his own hands and upon his retirement, they moved to Gatesville to his cattle ranch.

In Cotulla, he was a city council member and an EMT ambulance service volunteer. After moving to Gatesville, he was part of the Texas Heritage Association, Farm Bureau board member and a Republican Party Coryell County Election Judge. He was a member of King Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated that memorials be made to King Baptist Church, c/o 601 CR 135, Gatesville, Texas 76528.