Williamsburg- Thomas Joseph McClure was born May 23, 1953 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Lowell Thomas & Betty Rosalie (Schultze) McClure. He graduated from Deep River Millersburg in 1971 and went on to receive his BS in Business from the University of Northern Iowa in 1975. On September 25, 1976 Tom was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Wiebold at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Victor. Over the years, he worked for Radio Shack and Goodyear Tire before working as a sales representative for Frito Lay in Iowa County for 37 years, after which he enjoyed working part time for Fireside Winery. Tom was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Delta Chi fraternity, Burg Bowl bowling league, Stone Creek Golf Club and the Kaaba Shiners of Davenport. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling, biking, racquetball and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes with his son, Jonathan. He was an avid reader and loved playing with his grandchildren. Tom died on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at his home in Williamsburg surrounded by his family, at the age of 68 years.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Williamsburg; two children Sara (Paul) Roberts of Gypsum, CO and Jonathan (Shanna) McClure of Tiffin; four grandchildren Roy & Mae Roberts and Adalynn & Ethan McClure; four siblings Deborah (Dan) Rieder, Beth Schwertfeger, Mark (Carol) McClure and Steven McClure. He was preceded by his parents, mother & father-in-law Roy & Janice K Wiebold, and a brother-in-law Jerry Schwertfeger.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at the Lake Iowa Nature Center from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Memorials are for his grandchildren's college fund. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Tom and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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