James William “Jim” McClain, age 71, a resident of Breckenridge, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, St. Luke's North Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

James William “Jim” McClain, age 71, a resident of Breckenridge, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at St. Luke’s North Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.  

Jim was born the son of William James and Elmira Louisa (Reynolds) McClain on April 2, 1946, in Chillicothe, Missouri. Jim graduated from Breckenridge High School in May of 1964. After graduation, he attended Central Missouri State College, now UCM.  On March 30, 1972, Jim married the love of his life Diana Lynn Tibbs, in Hamilton, Missouri.  God blessed their marriage with daughters, Tammy, Tish, Jenny, and son, Josh. Jim worked as a foreman at Stride Rite Shoes in Hamilton, Missouri, for 28 years until his retirement. 

Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and friend.  Jim loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than life itself.  He loved his life on the farm.  Jim never met a stranger and if he did, they weren’t a stranger long.  He loved to hear the stories of life. He loved the country and farming. 

Jim was a faithful member of the Highview Baptist Church and loved God and his Savior Jesus Christ.  Jim served as a member of the Breckenridge School District Board of Education and was a member of the Breckenridge Masonic Lodge.

Jim’s life accomplishments are far too many to list, but you would have never known it from speaking with Jim. One of the many wonderful traits of Jim was his humility.

Survivors include his wife, Diana, of the home; one son, Josh, of the home; three daughters, Tammy (Brandon) Wolf of Mooresville, Missouri, Tish (Jimmy) Stoner of Higginsville, and Jenny (Justin) Hoffmeier of Rosendale, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cole and Bryce Wolf, Parson, Brayton, Nolan, and Ada Kay Stoner, and William Hoffmeier; three brothers, Robert McClain of Carson City Nevada, Randy (Robin) McClain of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Larry (Melanie) McClain of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; nephew Alex McClain; and nieces, Rachel Satterfield and Paula Wooderson. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandfather, Everett; brothers, Freddie and Ronnie; sister-in-law, Joshline Wooderson; father and mother-in-law, Lyman and Dorothy Tibbs; Uncle, Don and Aunt Eula Reynolds; niece, Heather McClain; and Uncle, Charles and Marilyn McClain.

Funeral services will be held at the Highview Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri.