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1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm VERY sorry for the loss of a kind and the most thoughtful man I've ever met...I still can't believe he's gone... ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Hellen Neuwien - claymont, DE

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5 of 20 | Posted by: Hellen Neuwien

“Butch and Diane Roger and I are so sorry for your loss.With Love. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Beverly & Roger Southall - MD

“I worked with Butch at Lucent for years great guy and a lot of fun to work with and hang out with. Only problem we had was he was a Packers fan and I...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Todd Watts - Wilmington, DE

“May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time Psalms 29:11 ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“To the McClain/Downey family ~ Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that I have nothing but fond memories of Butch! Keri - please let me...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Missy Flowers - Middletown, DE

“With a heavy heart we're reminded of all the things that we all loved about Butchie and all the happy times, for me he was my first love and will...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Yingling - Wilmington, DE

“Dear McClain Family, I am so very saddened by your loss but comforted in knowing Butch in the arms...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“It's with a very heavy heart I light this candle.Love you always "Cuz" ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Anderson

13 of 20 | Posted by: Stacy Winward

Forever a Cheesehead
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“You were my absolute favorite Packers fan Ever!! I loved seeing you out and about and always tried to steal your Green Bay shirts but you wouldn't...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Dawn Bullock Groover - Wilmington, DE

“"BUTCH" Mr Entertainment, He was a life long member of Winward Racing. Our main source of entertainment at the track, when he wasn't hard at work...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Earl Nichols Jr - Wilmington, DE

17 of 20 | Posted by: Cecchi Family - Wilmington, DE

“Butchie...Can't even believe I'm writing this. This seems surreal. You were such a big part of so many great summer nights and race weekends and...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Craig Daliessio - Forest, VA

“Butch was my friend for over thirty years He will be missed very much My condolences to his dad and his two sisters ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jamie Virden - Newark, DE

“I'm still in shock..just had thanksgiving dinner with will be missed..God speed butchie ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Debi Levine - Wilmington, DE

Walter "Butch" F. McClain III, age 48, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Butch graduated from Delcastle High School in 1986 and started his 28 year career with Alcatel-Lucent Technologies. Butch was actively involved in the N.C.C. men's softball league for 15 years, where he developed strong relationships with his teammates. Butch was well known for his long conversations and big warm hugs.

Butch is adored by his four nieces and is well known for his excellent taste in picking out their birthday outfits. Butch is best known for his love of family, baking the best carrot cakes, his cat Shamus, the Rolling Stones, Winward Racing and being the biggest "cheese head" the Packers have ever seen.

He was predeceased by his mother, Linda Jean McClain.

He is survived by his father, Walter F. McClain, Jr.; step mother, Diane McClain; sisters, Kellie J. Morris and Keri J. McClain; and his nieces, Brittany J. Walls, Linda K., Haley J. and Colleen A. Morris; his step brothers, Gary and Billy Martin, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 9 am to 11 am at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703. The interment will immediately follow the visitation at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720.

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