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Obituary for Lester S. McLain

Lester Shaddrick. McLain, was born on August 26, 1931 to the late John Edward Wallace and Lottie Virginia Thompson McLain. Lester entered into eternal peace on Friday, April 17, 2020 at his residence in Street, Maryland. Lester was a resident of Harford County for all his life.

Lester attended Cedar Elementary and graduated from Bel Air Colored High School in Bel Air, Maryland. In 1952 he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Thelma McLain. Three children were born from their union, one daughter, Judith S. Hill; and two sons, Wayne A. McLain and Howard L. McLain.

Lester attended Clarks United Methodist Church where he gave his life to Christ.

Lester worked as a security guard at Gore, Peach Bottom Electric Company, and for the State of Maryland. He was also employed as firefighter with the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department where he retired from 1984. He loved spending time with family and friends where he would sit back and snap pictures of everyone. He enjoyed going on cruises and going to the Nottingham Sale Barn on Mondays. He collected clocks and loved growing flowers.

Lester leaves to mourn his wife, Thelma McLain; daughter, Judith S. Hill (Preston); son, Wayne A. McLain (Latanya); brother, William McLain; brother-in-law, Paul Rumsey (Bertha); sisters-in-law, Ann Walker (Al), and Ariel Rumsey; step-sisters, Helen Brown and Hannah Gordon; step-brother, George Thompson; caregiver, Thelma Robinson;10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends.

Lester was preceded in death by his Parents John Edward Wallace and Lottie Virginia Thompson McLain; sister-in-law Josephine McLain; brother-in-law Leroy Rumsey; son, Howard L. McLain; and great granddaughter, Danielle.

Although Lester is gone from us, he will continue to live in the hearts of his family and friends.

A private service will be held for immediate family.

Funeral services will be livestreamed via Facebook on "Lisa Scott Funeral Home P.A." page and on this website, Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 11:30 AM.