April 23, 2018

Mr. Robert McLain

Mr. Robert Wilburn McLain, age 71 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at 4:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel at 2717 Franklin Parkway, Franklin, Georgia with the Reverend Neil Awbrey and Andrew Bou officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral home two hours prior to service time.

Mr. McLain was born on September 13, 1942, the son of the late Myrlca Duray Jones McLain and George Washington McLain.

Mr. Robert was a popular Heard County High School Student in the late sixties, where he was part of the infamous basketball team who to this day, still holds the school record of the most wins in the history of the school.

Shortly after graduating from high school he entered the United States Air Force where he served honorably during the Vietnam Conflict as part of the stateside Air Force Security Force.

Until his retirement he was employed by Bell South where he served as a Cable Repair Technician. He was a Christian by faith who believed in service to his fellow man. With that thought in mind he served the people of Franklin, Georgia on its city council for twenty-eight years.

While his children were students in the Heard County School System he was an active supporter of all the events they participated in. He was especially active as an athletic booster, where he served as president.

Anyone who knew Mr. Robert very well knew that he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed golfing with family and friends.

However, nothing was more enjoyable to him than spending time with his family, especially the four grandchildren, Kami, Kati, Abigail, and Ansley. His dear wife Joyce was his ever faithful companion, caregiver, and the love of his life. He will forever be missed by those he knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Arrington McLain of Franklin, GA.; daughter, Amy Kent (Bill) of Carrollton, GA.; son Brad McLain (Stephanie) of LaGrange, GA.; two sisters, Brenda Bou (Jorge) of Miami, FL., and Wendi Pike of LaGrange, GA.; two brothers, Myron McLain of Moreland, GA., and Anthony McLain of Marietta, GA.; three sisters-in-law, Jean Wortham (Steve) of Soddy Daisy, TN, Jerri Davis of Conroe, TX., and Charlotte McLain of LaGrange, GA.; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Syrol McLain. Flowers will be accepted, but those who wish may make donations to your favorite charity, or the American Diabetes association. Memorial tributes may be written at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. So very sorry to hear of Roberts passing. Our hearts go out to all. Will be praying for the family. Raymond and Shirley McClain.

  2. Sarah Almond says:

    Our sincere condolences go to the McLain family. Our family ties go way back through the years. Robert was a TRUE friend to us.

  3. Linda J. Smith says:

    Robert was my first cousin; my father was Joe Jones, brother to Robert’s mother. I was so sorry to hear that Robert had died. He was always such a nice young man and I know he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. My prayers are with all the family.
    Linda (Jones) Smith
    Huntsville, Alabama

  4. Dennis Williams says:

    We always knew him as Big Mac. I worked with him for several years and always apreciated his concern for the job and company. He was a tribute to the old Southern Bell company.
    Sorry to hear of his passing.

  5. Sandra G. Jones says:

    Very sorry to learn the sad news of Roberts passing. He was a sweet, kind cousin. He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace. Sandra Jones

  6. Mary Shoemake says:

    I have fond memories of Robert when he worked with me and my husband, Buck Shoemake at Southern Bell. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  7. Kathy Farmer says:

    Joyce is am so sorry to have learned on Sunday that your husband has passed away. I hate that I was not aware of this earlier. Please know that I am praying for you and the family as you deal with the grief that his passing has caused. lots of love to you my long-time special friend.

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