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3/30/2021 8:23:00 PM
Kevin Lee McClure Jr.
November 22, 2013 - February 20, 2021

HICKORY, N.C. - Kevin Lee McClure Jr., age 7, of Hickory passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his residence.

He was born November 22, 2013 in Henry County, Ga. to Kevin McClure Sr. and to Rebecca Johnston. Kevin was a first grader at Southwest Primary School in Hickory. He loved to play with his toy cars, dump truck, and stuffed animals, build things with his Legos, and play outside and fish with his sister. Kevin wanted to be a NASCAR driver and construction worker when he grew up. He was a very funny, goofy, smart, loving and bright boy.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alexander Myers Martin IV; great-grandmothers, Doris Campbell and Helen Morgan; uncle, Richard McClure; and great-uncles, Michael Ingle Sr. and Wade Morgan.

Those left to cherish his memory are mother Rebecca Johnston of the home; father Kevin McClure Sr. of McDonough, Fla.; stepfather Malik Wheatley of Hickory; sisters Annastyn McClure of Stckbridge, Chole McClure of Stockbridge, Isabella Kynedell of Canton, Ga.; grandparents Kristi Johnston of Conyers, Ga., Floyd and Lori McClure of Conyers, Ga., Paula Allamon of McDonough, Ga.; great-grandparents Paul and Norma Land of Stockbridge, Ga., Thomas and Grace Thronhill of Stockbridge, Ga.; aunts Caitlyn Harvey of Conyers, Ga., Amanda Hill of Stockbridge, Ga.; uncles Kyle McClure of Stockbridge, Ga., Jacob Allamon of Stockbridge, Ga., Corey McClure of Stockbridge, Ga.; cousins Corey McClure, Morgan Ingle, Michael Ingle, and Jordan Ingle.

A memorial service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC. Pastor Keith Barnett will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Condolences may be sent to the McClure family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the McClure family.

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