Thomas McClain of Sacramento is a lively beer drinking oaf who founded McClain Airlines – a small charter and scheduled airline with scheduled service based out of Sacramento.
He also enjoyed cutting hair part time and is an avid photographer. He is survived by his wife and two children; they will miss him dearly. As an important pillar in their community, he showed compassion towards all.
Early Life and Education
Thomas McClain was a man of deep faith and family values. An old soul himself, he always had wise words for those he met; also respected hard work and never stopped being productive.
He was an invaluable member of his community, always ready to lend a helping hand and take photographs or watch old cowboy movies. A devoted husband and father, Kendrick Orlando McClain leaves behind Felicia his loving wife; daughter Breana Fisher (step daughter Jasmond Fisher); son Kendrick Orlando McClain; as well as many relatives and friends.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York and later relocated with his mother and siblings to Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod where he attended Bourne High School. An avid hiker, he also dedicated much of his free time volunteering for AIDS related causes.
Thomas McClain is a well-known and esteemed comedian, making regular appearances on radio and TV programs as well as performing at sold out Kings games with 17,000+ attendees.
At Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey, he was an all-state performer in track and field and football. Additionally, he competed at college level where he won a national title in 60-yard dash competition.
BrightUp, a Boston-based financial tech startup dedicated to equitable wealth building, recently awarded him with the Harvard Business School RISE Fellowship which allows him to design capital products specifically targeted towards user pain points as well as provide user services and approaches tailored towards those same users.
Achievement and Honors
Tom earned All-High honors in Swimming, Indoor Track and Cross Country as a sophomore and finished second citywide as both junior and senior runner from twelve different schools – an exceptional feat considering competition of 966 runners!
He received the Francis O. Carfer Prize, given annually in memory of Professor Emeritus John R. Taylor while reflecting the core liberal arts values of Bethany College.
Tatum Rae Dyar won the Business Award in Marketing while Mercedez Leigh Hussak received the International Business Award. Jalen D. Best-Payton and Rachel Marie Davidson received the Wes Wagner award for demonstrating academic accomplishment, artistic talent, and exceptional creativity.
Thomas McClain was an esteemed husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. A hard worker, he always welcomed people with a warm smile and firm handshake. Thomas loved fishing and taking on projects around his home such as gardening or projects with dirt track racing teams such as the Arkansas Razorbacks – plus was involved with Zen meditation centers near P-town.
He enjoyed traveling the lower country and spending quality time with his family, particularly his granddaughter Breana Nicole whom he held close. Additionally, he was an uncle to many nieces and nephews as well as having survived through marriage with Arlene Lanier from Columbus Ohio as well as having an older sister Lula Belle Williams living nearby.
TC was well known in his community and loved assisting those around him. A dedicated family man, TC enjoyed cutting hair part time in the neighborhood as part of his hobby – cutting cowboy movies with fondness as a fan. TC left behind daughter Denise Jackson as well as Grandchildren Tamika, Jermaine, Shawniece as well as numerous Great-grandchildren including Nieces and Nephews who survived him.
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