Robert Taylor McClure Jr.

August 31, 1942 - November 27, 2021
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Robert “Bob” T. McClure beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother went home to be with the Lord on November 27, 2021.


Bob was born in Kingston, Tennessee on August 31, 1942 to Robert and Elizabeth McClure.  After graduating from Roane County H.S., where he was a star football player, he proudly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Bob completed training at Bolling AFB in Washington D. C. and Allied Officers School at Maxwell AFB in Alabama.  Bob was then assigned to Hahn AFB, Germany where he played football as the starting quarterback for the Hahn Hawks.


Tucson has been his home for the last 43 years.  Bob’s passion was woodworking.  Whether he was building wooden toys, porch swings, kitchen cabinets, or million dollar foothills homes, being creative with wood brought him great pleasure!


An eternal optimist, who never believed in complaining, Bob faced everyday head-on with courage and strength.  When his feet hit the floor each morning, it was full speed ahead with a song and a smile.


Bob’s life was defined by his faith in God, his generosity and his optimism.  He had a servant’s heart and was always looking for ways to help anyone in need.  Bob never met a stranger.  His vivacious personality and charming Southern drawl quickly put everyone at ease.


Bob also loved to lure his friends into a good argument. Good luck to anyone that took the bait….. he could win any argument and frustrate his victim with his quick wit and unconventional logic!  But they couldn’t stay mad for long…. he would laugh until his shoulders shook up and down and draw them back in with his twinkling eyes and big grin.


Bob was an avid sports enthusiast and devoted father.  As much as he enjoyed all sports both as a spectator and participant, his love for his children brought him the greatest joy!  Bragging about them may have been his favorite hobby.  He enjoyed watching his daughters’ Katie and Marnie’s swim meets, walking the sidelines of his son Ian’s football games or watching his son Matt’s golf tournaments.  As their biggest fan he loved being there to cheer them on!


Bob is survived by his loving wife Sarah of 39 years and their son Matt.  Bob is also survived by children from his first marriage: Ian, Marnie and husband Tracy, Katie and husband Mike, Kevin and wife Rose; six grandchildren: Jake, Eli, Reilly, Jaden, Ava, and Keane; his brothers John and wife Carolyn, Joe and wife Sheila.  He was preceded in death by daughter Leslie, brother William and parents Robert and Elizabeth McClure.


Funeral Service will be held at Marana Mortuary Chapel on January 6, 2022 at 9:30 am.


Burial at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana following the service


In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hands of Hope of Tucson.








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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Time: 9:30 am

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Marana


15950 N. Luckett RD
Marana, Arizona 85653


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Born: August 31, 1942
Died: November 27, 2021

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Tom Taylor posted on 1/9/22

This obituary only teaches the surface of this great man. Bob has made a difference in so many lives,including Belinda and mine. RIP Bob you have graduated into your eternal home. Tom Taylor


Jo Ann Tweed posted on 12/29/21

I met Mac when I was a new bride and Mac was my husbands best friend. I have so many good and fun memories of the times we had together. As time moved on and we had families we stayed in touch and visited each other in several states . Then became friends with two of his children through Facebook and now I feel very close to his son Kevin. Although I didn’t see Mac for several years , we did talk on the phone when his youngest son was choosing a college. He raised his children very well and his memory lives in them. See you in heaven some day Mac.


Charles & Ginger Underwood posted on 12/18/21

Bob, Thank you for your Service and for being such a Bright Light in the World. We'll miss your warm smile and amusing sense of humor !


Elle (Poppy Underwood) posted on 12/9/21

In memory of Robert Taylor McClure Jr., Elle (Poppy Underwood) lit a candle


Elle (Poppy Underwood) posted on 12/9/21

In memory of Robert Taylor McClure Jr., Elle (Poppy Underwood) lit a candle


Elle (Poppy Underwood) posted on 12/9/21

Uncle Bob, He has a laugh that shook his whole body making it impossible to not join him. He made camping and cook outside fun when we were growing up. He will be missed. And he will always be remembered. I am sorry for the loss of him to all those that love him.


Jon Atchison posted on 12/8/21

My condolences to all of you during this time. I have a lot of memories of time spent with Bob. He will be missed by so many.


Sheila & Dan Larkin posted on 12/7/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sarah and Matt. Bob was such a kind, talented man. He will be greatly missed here, but he is blessed, healthy and with our Lord now. ❤️