John Michael McClendon 27, of Hope, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Hope.
John Michael McClendon 27, of Hope, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Hope. Mr. McClendon was born February 27, 1986, in Hope, to James Michael and Joanie Jones McClendon. He was employed as a welder and was an member of Piney Grove Baptist Church; an avid duck hunter and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Opal Beshea; one uncle, Johnny Jones, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Mae McClendon; and, one cousin, Kelly McClendon. He is survived by two sons, Landen Michael McClendon and Dalton Lee McClendon, of Waldo; one daughter, Cassidy Ann McClendon, of Waldo; his father and mother, James and Joanie McClendon of Hope; two brothers, Terry Collum and Josh Collum, of Arab, Alabama; two sisters, Evelyn Formby and husband, David, of Ashdown, and Adrian Collum, of Buckner; and, two nephews, Luke and Jacob Formby. Visitation was Sunday, May 26, from 4-7 p.m. at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Shover Springs Baptist Church, with Bro. Eric Barbaree and Bro. Lane Garner officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.