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Michael McClung





Michael Joseph McClung went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2013, surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born on July 10, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bettye McClung and his daughter-in-law, JoAnn Moore McClung.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Christopher McClung; daughter, Katie Fickey; son- in- law, Mitchell Fickey; grandchildren, Grayson McClung, Brody Fickey, Davis McClung, Addison Fickey, and Samuel Fickey; and sister, Melissa McClung Pearson.

Mike was a teacher and Director of Transportation in Northside Independent School District for 30 years. He was a transportation visionary and always put student safety first. He was instrumental in the passing of the school bus crossing arm bill by the state of Texas in 1986.  He was committed to using the safest, most economical and environmentally friendly propane alternative fuel.  The opening of the Rhodes Transportation Station in 1990 made it the largest alternative fuel public transportation facility west of the Mississippi River.  He frequently spoke at national conferences, to state officials, and to school boards across the country concerning the viability and cost benefits of propane.  He was active in the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation, was awarded the Texas LPG's Presidential Citation, and appeared on Peter Jennings' nightly news segment, "The American Agenda". 

He had a heart for mentoring teenagers and was able to do so after retirement by teaching math at the Christian Academy of San Antonio and through visiting orphanages in Russia.  . 

Mike loved his family and spending time with them at home, traveling, sporting events, or at the beach.  His grandchildren brought him joy and purpose.  He loved riding the open roads, especially on his Harley. One of his greatest joys was music and sharing the trivia about each song with others.

Mike was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.  He had numerous lifelong friends who remained faithful to the end.  He loved the Lord and sought to honor Him in all He did.  He was an amazing man who will be missed dearly but is now with His Lord and Savior.

Many thanks and praise to both the Texas Hospice team that served him and the Home Instead Senior Care provider.

A visitation will be on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Vaughan’s Funeral Home 319 E. San Antonio St. Boerne, Texas 78006.  Services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 14 at Oak Hills Church, 19595 OH 10 West, San Antonio, Texas 78256. A graveside service will follow at Boerne Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions to the Mike McClung Memorial Fund for Christian Academy of San Antonio may be made.  Address is 325 Castroville Road, San Antonio, 78207.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne. 



Visitation Information

Visitation Start
Wed.3/13/13 5:00 To 7:00P.M.

Visitation End

Visitation Location
Vaughan's Funeral Home

Additional Visitation Information

 The Visitation for Mike McClung will be on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Vaughan's Funeral Home.

Service Information

Service Date
Thurs. 3/14/13 1:00 P.M.

Service Location
Oak Hills Church 6929 Camp Bullis Rd. S.A., Tx

Additional Service Information

 The Funeral Service for Mike McClung will be on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oak Hills Church.

Burial will follow in the Boerne Cemetery.



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Senior Class of 1965 - Anahuac, TX
To Mike's family, please know that he left many happy memories for his classmates and friends as we grew up. Even though we do not always see and seek one another out, we think of one another often. The treasures of small town life leave each life indelibly imprinted on our souls and minds. God Bless and Keep You in your time of sorrow. Mike, rest in peace.
Liz Carter
Mike was one of my first contacts in TAPT and he answered many questions for me concerning the transportation business. He was always friendly and knowlegable and as a newbie to the feild, he was my hero. I know we have lost a great member to our family, but not as great as the loss to your family. I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace. I am thankful for all the years Mike chose to share his joy of transportation with others. Liz
Jan Paprskar
San Antonio
Barbara, I am so sorry that Mike has gone. You have been in my thoughts often and I am sad this has to be the occasion to touch you again. Please know that Joe and I have said prayers for you and your children as well as thanking God that Mike is in such a glorious place. Jan
Frances Alfred (Texas hospice )
We shall find peace ,we shall hear angels ,we shall see the the sky Sparkling with Diamonds. Mr Mc clung .
Randall Pipes
San Antonio
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not to long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the life we once shared, miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone. It's all part of the Masters plan, a step on the way to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me - But Let Me Go. My deepest felt regards for a wonderful soul that helped and protected so many over the years. A truly good and decent man. He will remain with us through his accomplishments and in his children. May God Bless. Randy Pipes
Michelle Holcomb
Friend of Katie
I did not get the pleasure of meeting Mike but I am friends and go to church with his daughter Katie. Mike and Barbara did an amazing job raising this beautiful, spirit filled Chriatian woman. My prayers go out to Katie, her mother, and all of her family during this difficult time.
Robert & Miranda Melland
Barbara and family, we a so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed the many years we had with Mike coming to our store. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to you.
Doris and Vernon Enderlin
San Antonio
Friends and colleague
To Barbara and familly: It has been a few years since we have seen each other, but wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere condolences to you. Mike was a real treasure and will truly be missed by all. It has been a blessing to have known Mike and his family and have enjoyed the good times we had as invited members to your home on numerous occasions. Mike was full of life and it has been a pleasure remembering the fun and laughter he has brought into our lives. We know Mike is now with his Lord and Savior and continuing his life's work in heaven as well. God's light shine on you today and always.
Gene & Loyce Hoyt
Past Neighbors
Remembering many years ago living down the street and later working at Northside. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara, Chris and Katie. May God's love and grace give you strength and peace be found in all the great memories.
Donna Perkins
San Antonio
NISD Transportation employee
Michael McClung became Director of Transportation shortly after I began working as a bus driver for Northside ISD. It was a pleasure to work for him and to know him. He was easy to talk with and was always available to discuss a problem one might have and give you solid advice as to how to handle a problem. It was very obvious that child safety was a # 1 priority with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Know that Mike is at peace and will continue to watch over his family from above.
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