In loving memory of

Thomas Joseph McClure
May 23, 1953 - January 8, 2022

Williamsburg- Thomas Joseph McClure was born May 23, 1953 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Lowell Thomas & Betty Rosalie (Schultze) McClure. He graduated from Deep River Millersburg in 1971 and went on to receive his BS in Business from the University of Northern Iowa in 1975. On September 25, 1976 Tom was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Wiebold at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Victor. Over the years, he worked for Radio Shack and Goodyear Tire before working as a sales representative for Frito Lay in Iowa County for 37 years, after which he enjoyed working part time for Fireside Winery. Tom was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, Delta Chi fraternity, Burg Bowl bowling league, Stone Creek Golf Club and the Kaaba Shiners of Davenport. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling, biking, racquetball and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes with his son, Jonathan. He was an avid reader and loved playing with his grandchildren. Tom died on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at his home in Williamsburg surrounded by his family, at the age of 68 years.

He is survived by his wife Patricia of Williamsburg; two children Sara (Paul) Roberts of Gypsum, CO and Jonathan (Shanna) McClure of Tiffin; four grandchildren Roy & Mae Roberts and Adalynn & Ethan McClure; four siblings Deborah (Dan) Rieder, Beth Schwertfeger, Mark (Carol) McClure and Steven McClure. He was preceded by his parents, mother & father-in-law Roy & Janice K Wiebold, and a brother-in-law Jerry Schwertfeger.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at the Lake Iowa Nature Center from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Memorials are for his grandchildren's college fund. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Tom and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at


Beverly Wellner wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

" Heaven gained a true warrior. Tom always with a sweet smile and kind word. That is the way I will remember him. Our love and prayers, Your cousin, Beverly and Terry Wellner "

Nelson Baethke wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. One of the nicest guys I've ever known. My condolences to family and friends. Nelson Baethke"

Joni Bimbi wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Bill, Craig, and I are so very sorry to hear about our sweet cousin Tommy. The boys have shared so many fun and fond memories of all you cousins growing up together in Iowa. Tommy was such a kind person with such a beautiful, sweet soul. He will be dearly missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are going out. Sending much love and big hugs. Bill, Craig, and Joni (McNeese)."

LaMar Stanerson wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy. May God wrap his arms around all of Tom's family. Thoughts and Prayers to you Patti - LaMar & Keith Stanerson"

Jennifer Vyas wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"We loved Tom so much! He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by so many. "

Holly Patava wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"What can I say about Tom, my cousin. He had the most amazing smile that would light up a room along with his wit and sense of humor, his love for his family was seen by all. Tom was a caring person that would do anything to help others. When I think of Tom, I can just hear all the laughter by all around him especially Patti and her saying oh Tom??? thinking of you all and heaven gained a beautiful soul Holly Wiebold Patava"

Jessica Trimpe wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Tom was such a great guy! We didn?t know him as long as some, but these past 5+ years have offered lots of laughs, jokes, encouragement, some golf, and of course bowling and cards! He had a gift to make everyone around him feel special. I know I always did and Cal greatly valued his friendship and support. We will miss him! "

Kenny Icenbice wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"I was a HS and UNI college classmate of Tom. He was an 8th floor Bender Hall guy and me on the 4th. Wow. So sorry for all of his family as he was taken far too early!!! I recall a night together our Senior year driving from DR to Millersburg when it was interrupted with his car meeting up with a Warwick farm milk cow on Diamond Trail. I can still see that cow rolling over the car hood :-/! Having moved away for a career there wasn?t much contact. Hearing of his health while back in September for our 50th HS reunion, I was so happy to spend some time with him at his home. We had a good talk on his deck that day. Tom was resilient yet realistic. He is a class act and taught me so much about grace and being a gentleman. RIP Tom! Hawkeye on Dude! "

Steve Mcclure wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"I'm Tom's youngest brother Steve. We had many memories growing up on the farm. I feel happy and blessed that family and friends were able to spend his final day together. He had an eloquent wit and sense of humor that made him admired by all. Rest in peace brother"

Wendy Damisch wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Tom was such a nice man. He was known and liked by so many people around Williamsburg. He will be missed. Sympathies to Patti and their whole family. "

Pam Newberry wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Sympathies to you Patti, and your family! I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom! Prayers to you and your family!Tom always had a smile for all!"

Beth McClure Schwertfeger wrote on Jan 9, 2022:

"I am one of Tom?s older sisters, Beth McClure Schwertfeger. We were close growing up, 1 of 5 siblings. We shared many stories of growing up on the farm. He never was one to complain and had such a great since of humor. He cherished his life with his wife, Patti, his children, Sarah & Jonathan and 4 grandchildren. I?m so thankful and blessed that we were all together to say ?goodbye?."