TAHLEQUAH – Rev. Daniel “Dan” McLemore, a respected resident of Durant and a beloved family member, went home to with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the age of 66. He was born on Aug. 21, 1948, in Tahlequah, to Sanders and Mary (Mayes) McLemore, Sr. Dan married his best friend and partner in life, Lucy Isaac, in Muskogee on Nov. 29, 1975. Dan was a man who dedicated his life in the service of his Lord and Savior and others. He was ordained as a deacon in 1978 at the Boston Avenue Baptist Church in Muskogee and then ordained into the ministry at the First Indian Baptist Church in Muskogee. Rev. Dan McLemore served as the pastor of Grace Indian Baptist Church and continued on at the Ada First Indian Church, Chi-Ka-Sha Baptist Church, the Native American Mission in 2008, and the Stone Creek Baptist Church in Durant. He was a active member of the Fairview Baptist Church and a cherished member of the Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home family since 1991. Dan enjoyed going to garage sales, going to G.W. for men and Wal-Mart. He loved going out to eat with his family and just spending time with them. Rev. McLemore is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy of the home; daughter, Candace Leach and husband Garry of Durant; granddaughter, Amber McLemore of Durant; sisters, Christine Mouse and husband Tony of Tahlequah, and Margie Wacoche and husband Watie of Tahlequah; step-brother, Wayne Gray and wife Winona of Stillwell; also by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Rev. McLemore was preceded in death by his parents, Sanders and Mary McLemore; sisters, Peggy Perry, Kathleen Kaniatobe and Patricia; brothers, Sanders, Jr., Billy J., Wilburne E., Bennie R. and Jimmie L. McLemore. A gathering of friends and family was held from 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant. Rev. McLemore’s first service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Fairview Baptist Church in Durant with Pastor Bill Ledbetter officiating. A second service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Cherokee Baptist Association Tabernacle in Tahlequah. Interment will follow at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Tahlequah. Serving as pallbearers will be deacons of the Fairview Baptist Church. Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com. Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant; 580-924-3331.
Published on  April 14, 2015