John L. “Jack” McLean, Jr., age 80, of Russellville, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.

He was born in Columbia, Tenn. on Oct. 18, 1938, to the late John L. McLean, Sr. and Dorothy Porter McLean.

During his youth, his family moved to Russellville where he attended the city schools and graduated from Russellville High School in 1957. He is also a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. with a B.S. Degree in Forestry in 1961. After completing United States Naval Officers’ Candidate School in Newport, R.I. in June 1962, Jack was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy. While serving on board LST-758, he was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He served on the staff of the Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Va. and while there achieved the rank of Lieutenant. Upon returning to Russellville in June 1965, Jack worked for Commonwealth Fertilizer Company as a Production Manager. Subsequently, he owned and operated the Western Auto store and later was Assistant District Manager for the area TVA Energy Program. He retired as Director of the Russellville Housing Authority. In earlier years, Jack was active as a Scout Master and formed an Explorer Scout Post. He was a member of the Russellville Rotary Club, the Russellville/Logan County Zoning Adjustment Board and the Russellville Tree Board.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Hicks McLean.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty McLean; one son, Joe Frank McLean of Worthington, Ohio; one brother, Porter McLean of Lake Geneva, Wis., and five grandchildren, Madison McLean, Mallory McLean, Maxwell McLean, William McLean and Davis McLean.

Funeral services for John L. “Jack” McLean, Jr. will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Geoffrey Butcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to the service hour of 2:30 p.m. Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers are Marshall Kemp, Tom Luckett, Chuck Phillips, Ike Duncan, and Larry Grayson. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Riley, Jim Riley, Pat Kirkpatrick, Jerry White, John Gatlin, and Bob Kirkpatrick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church or Hosparus Barren River. Envelopes will be available at the church.