Ernest R. (Grumpy) McClelland

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Ernest R. (Grumpy) McClelland

February 11, 1940 - January 30, 2019

Ernest R. (Grumpy) McClelland Graveside services for Ernest R. (Grumpy) McClelland, 78 of Thomasville will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Rev. Marty Carnes will officiate. Mr. McClelland passed away January 30, 2019 at Archbold Hospital. Born February 11, 1940 in Douglas, Georgia, he was the son of the late Warren P. McClelland and Eula Lee Strickland McClelland. He was married to Patsy Crozier McClelland, who survives. He was a pharmacist by trade, working for CVS Pharmacy for 40 years and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, sailing and Georgia Bulldog football. He is survived by his wife; children, Shannon McClelland of Thomasville, Stephanie Spitzer and husband Dave of Thomasville, son, Roan McClelland and wife Jamie of Ooltewah, Tennessee; Grandchildren, Max Baker, Karli McClelland, Adam McClelland, Rigney McClelland and Hutch McClelland; brother, Sidney McClelland of Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by brother, Ronald McClelland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YMCA, 103 S. Dawson St., Thomasville, GA 31792. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm, Friday, February 1, 2019 at Allen & Allen Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to visit his online tribute page at
Published on January 31, 2019
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Tess Warren
Feb 04, 2019
I was blessed to have been aquainted with Grumpy over the phone as a nurse and friend for almost 20 years. Loved all the stories and jokes. greeting to Family
Debbie Gaskins
Jan 31, 2019
Grumpy was devoted to his family and was a wonderful friend. He had great curiousity about all manner of things and took classes at TU simply to expand his thoughts. Grumpy quietly did special things for people that made their lives better. What an inspiration he was - he will be greatly missed.
Fran Crozier Hom
Jan 31, 2019
Dear Aunt Patsy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are my thoughts and prayers! Love Fran