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John McClellan, USARA Life Member, died unexpectedly Sunday morning in Gaithersburg, ‎Maryland

02/12/2017 12:00 PM | Michael B Ranger (Administrator)

Johnny Mercer McClellan died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 12, 2017. 

He was born on August 18, 1948, in Frankfurt, Germany to Stan Leon & Phyllis Irene McClellan.

Johnny graduated from West Point in 1970. He continued to serve in the US Army Infantry, Ranger, Paratrooper and Special Forces officer until 1977, including two and a half years in Vietnam and SE Asia. He resigned as a Captain.

Johnny became engaged to KimOanh Tran in 1977 and later married her in 1978. That same year, Johnny joined IBM where he continued to work until 1993 in systems engineering and sales. After his time with IBM until 2011, Johnny was a residential Realtor in Gaithersburg, MD. There he participated in more than 450 transactions and owned and operated his own Century 21 franchise for 8 years.

A good son to his parents, brother to his sister, a kind and fun cousin to his cousins, a loving husband and best friend to his wife, a beloved son-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle-in-law to all of his in-laws, a kind and loyal friend to his friends, a good neighbor to his neighbors. Johnny enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was an antique car enthusiast and enjoyed his antique gun collection.

Johnny was a good man and fun person, he will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his beloved wife, KimOanh McClellan; sister, Karen McClellan.

John was a Life Member of USARA.

Friends and family are invited on Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for a Buddhist ceremony. A visitation will then follow from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with a Buddhist cremation ceremony starting at 1:00 pm at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032.

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