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Earl McLean, Adair County, KY (1928-2011)

He was the driving force in the transformation of Columbia's Russell Heights into the prestigious neighborhood it is today. He was a construction supervisor for Houchens Industries for many years, and a prominent, respected Columbia businessman. In retirement, he and his wife, Avis McElroy McLean headed McLean & Sons Construction Co. He was a member of the Columbia Church of God, and patriarch of a large, highly regarded family and leaves 46 living direct descendants. In addition, two children preceded him in death.
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Earl McLean, 83, of Columbia, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 5amCT, at the hospital in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Martin and Bro. Joseph Payne officiatingBurial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, October 17, 2011.

Earl McLean, Adair County, KY (1928-2011)

He was born Monday, July 2, 1928, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Herbert and Hattie Ann Tarter McLean. He died Sunday, October 16, 2011, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 83 years, 3 months, and 14 days.

His passion for Russell Heights was the driving force behind government programs, private investment, and personal attention to residences which transformed Russell Heights into one of the most prestigious of Columbia's neighborhoods.

He was a Construction Supervisor for Houchens Industries for many years and after retirement, he was a businessman with McLean & Sons Construction Company.

He was a member of the Columbia Church of God.

In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Jeffery McLean and Theresa Bailey.Survivors include the following:
  • His wife: Avis McElroy McLean of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: David (Teresa) McLean, Phillip (Judy) McLean all of Columbia, KY

  • Four daughters: Pam (Tim) Hicks of Burkesville, KY; Sandra (Bill) Cundiff of Columbia, KY; Debra (Jimmy) Martin of Dunnville, KY; and Melissa (Davan Simpson) Waymon of Frankfort, KY

  • Nineteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-one great-grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements. Send a condolence to the family of Earl McLean

This story was posted on 2011-10-17 06:13:42


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Earl McLean, Adair Co., KY (1928-2011)

2011-10-17 - 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
Earl McLean, Adair Co., KY (1928-2011)

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