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.