The community is mourning the loss of school board member and Fightin’ Farmers icon Glenn McClain.
Known to many as Big’Un, McClain, 73, had served as a Farmersville Independent School District School Board Member for more than 13 years. According to Superintendent Jeff Adams, McClain had not missed a school board meeting in 12 years.
“He always wanted to do what was best for the kids and would listen to all input very carefully,” he said.
In his time on the FISD School board, he served as president for two years, vice president for a year and secretary for six years.
McClain was also instrumental, Adams said, in aiding the district in establishing the security team and procedures.
Many community members may also remember McClain from Friday night football games as he served for six years as the “voice of the Farmers” by announcing the games. He was also an active FFA booster club member.
“His shoes will be difficult if not impossible to fill,” Adams said.
McClain was a member and deacon of Primitive Baptist Church. He retired from Texas Instruments as Hasmat and Environmental Control and was Director of North Farmersville Water Corporation.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra McClain of Farmersville, daughter and son-in-law Glenda Brooks and Darren of Farmersville, son David McClain of Navarre, Fla., daughter Sharon McClain of Farmersville, son and daughter-in-law Tony McClain and Melissa of Farmersville, grandchildren, Cyndi Garza, Aaron McClain, Kelsie Garza, Austin Brooks, Byron Brooks, Jacob Grubisa, Justin McClain and Jenna McClain, great-grandchildren, Kersie Hamilton and Audrey McClain; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Cathy McClain and family from Shreveport, La. and brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Kathy McClain and family of Logansport, La.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Glenn McClain Scholarship Fund at the Farmersville Independent School District Administration Office.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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