Funeral service for Dwayne "Scoop" Leslie McClellan was August 9, 2019 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Chris Hendrix officiating.
Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris "Kurt" Irons, Richard "Dickie" Gregg, Randy McClellan, Donnie McClellan, Ricky McClellan, Barry McClellan, Larry Chilton and Robert Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were Gregg Irons and Robert McClellan.
Mr. McClellan was born September 3, 1961 in Albany to Earl and Rowena (Keasling) McClellan. He married Cathy Irons November 19, 1993. Mr. McClellan died August 5, 2019 in St. Louis at the age of 57 years.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy McClellan, Salem; sister, Trisha Knight, Gentry; brother, Robert McClellan and wife, Melissa, Barnard; brothers-in-law, Kurt Irons and wife, Beverly; Gregg Irons and Richard Gregg and wife, Martine, all of Salem; nephews, Thomas Knight, Grant City; Andy Knight, Grant City; Chris Linss and wife, Laura, California state; Kurt Irons III and wife, Sholeh, California state; and Ricky Gregg, Salem; nieces, Joylynn Irons, California state; and Morrigan Gregg, Salem; great nieces and nephews, Gavin, Aidan and Ava Linss; and a host of extended family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents; and parents.
Scoop took a job as editor at The Salem News in June 1984, writing news and feature stories covering Salem Tiger sports. He captured the lives of many until his retirement in September of 2014.