He was born on Jan. 15, 1919, in Lucasville, a son of the late Orville and Mary Foster McClay.
On April 22, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dottie Ware McClay, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Keim McClay of Lucasville, and Howard (Vicki) McClay of Lucasville; two grandchildren, Randy (Meka) McClay of Piketon, and Carla (Dean) Wolfe of Lucasville; and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt McClay, Kara and Alex Blanton, and Asheton and Abygaile Wolfe.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly, with Pastor Walter Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery in Piketon. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Agriculture Society Building Fund, 311 Mill St., Piketon, OH 45657; and also to the Howard Christian Community Church, c/o Pastor Walt Arnold, 1063 Cramer Road, Lucasville, OH 45648.