Ira Glenbon McClendon, Jr.

Born in Nashville, TN on June 26, 1940

Departed on June 25, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Ira Glenbon McClendon, known to his grandchildren as “Big Daddy” passed just one day shy of his 80th birthday. Born June 26, 1940- June 25, 2020.

Survived by his loving wife of 62 years Jacqueline Kitchens McClendon; sons, Terry McClendon (Ginger) and Phillip McClendon (Theresa); grandchildren, Ozzy McClendon (Lisa), Molly Blakeslee (Tim), Mason McClendon, and Sonny McClendon; great-grandson, Glen McClendon; sister, Patsy Frazier; and nieces and nephews who called him “Uncle Bubba.”

To know him was to love him. He was a master stone mason, gardener, hunter, fisherman, and loved to sing the music of the 50s and 60s. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Raised in East Nashville and moved to Hendersonville after going to work for Gates/Armstrong Tire. He laid stone for many in his retirement years. He created stone work for Barbara Mandrell, Josef Newgarden, Sr., Drew Maddux, Sr., Dr. Mendoza, Beth Longmire, Nancy Jo Martin, and countless others. Later he and Jackie built their dream cabin in Bethpage, where he was known to have more value in his stone mason work around the cabin than that of the cabin itself. His stone raised-bed vegetable garden was once featured in the Gallatin News.

Preceded in death by his father, Ira G. McClendon; mother, Dorothy McClendon; sister, Carol Roberson; and brother, Thomas McClendon.

Memorial service will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203 or Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203.

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6 Comments to Ira Glenbon McClendon, Jr.

  1. Jami Coggins
    June 28, 2020 10:41 am

    Terry, Ginger and family I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know it’s a hard time for your family and I will be praying your hearts will be lifted up.

    Love you,


  2. Barbara and Frank Allocco
    June 28, 2020 12:10 pm

    Dear Theresa, Phil and Family.

    We are so sorry about Mr. McClendon’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers.


    Uncle Frank and aunt Barbara

  3. Jim & Linda Griffin
    June 28, 2020 12:58 pm

    Jackie, Terry, Phil and families,
    You guys were great neighbors to us when we moved to Hendersonville. Ira was a good, dependable friend, fellow worker, cooked amazing cat fish, worked hard and loved his family! I will miss him. Your entire family are in our prayers. God Bless All,

  4. Angela Yanacek
    June 28, 2020 2:29 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love you all very much & will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
    John, Angela , Drew & Jess

  5. David Mills
    June 28, 2020 6:41 pm

    So sorry to hear this Terry, y’all will be In my prayers!!

  6. Louie & Katrina Allocco
    June 30, 2020 10:30 am

    Will always remember the fun times we had with Ira at the family gatherings. We will miss him! What a great man, husband, father and grand-daddy!

    Louie & Katrina

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