Brady Christopher McClain, 36

January 06, 2009

SEPT. 1, 1972-JAN. 2, 2009

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Brady Christopher McClain, age 36, of Lafayette, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Kirkersville, Ohio.

Born Sept. 1, 1972, in Annapolis, Md., and raised in Cheverly, Md., and Boonsboro, he was a son of Christopher William McClain and wife, Peggy, of Boonsboro, and Susan Shaw Green and husband, Doug, of Fredericksburg, Va.

Brady attended Boonsboro High School and graduated in 1991 from Timber Ridge School in Winchester, Va. He attended Word of Life Bible College in Upstate New York. Brady was currently attending classes at Ivy Tech in Lafayette.


He enjoyed the game of chess and liked woodworking projects.

In addition to his parents, Brady is survived by one daughter, Gabrielle McClain of DeMotte, Ind.; three brothers, Brian Christopher McClain and wife, Michelle, of Hagerstown, Md., Owen Garland and wife, Traci, of Boonsboro, and Brian Garland of Hagerstown; paternal grandmother, Frances McClain of Sun City, Ariz.; his former wife, Margaret Rendant of DeMotte; five nieces and nephews; and nine aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Esther Koch Shaw; and paternal grandfather, William Foster McClain.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. A luncheon and fellowship will follow the service in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Epilepsy Foundation of America, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785.

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Three words that sum up the life of Brady Christopher McClain: Never Gave Up.

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