Obituary for Douglas “Shane” McCleary
Ponca City Now - October 12, 2021 5:13 pm
April 28, 1974 – October 9, 2021
Douglas Shane McClearly of Blackwell, Oklahoma, passed away on October 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma at the age of 47 years.
Shane was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital to Twila and Douglas McCleary on April 28, 1974. While serving in the military, they lived in Norfolk, VA and returned to Blackwell in 1976. Shane grew up in Blackwell where he graduated from Blackwell High School in 1992.
Furthering his education, Shane attended Northern Oklahoma College where he graduated with an Associate of Science degree in 1994. While attending college, Shane worked at The Bugle Boy clothing store within White’s Factory Outlet Mall. He also worked the night shift at Wal-Mart in the shipping department. Shane’s career employment was with Phillips66 for twenty-six years. He began in Operations with the nickname, Pup. Shane moved onto Operations Lead Maintenance Coordinator. Later, he became the Area Production Supervisor for the North and West Plant.
One day while preparing for a fishing trip, Shane met Pamela. They began dating and married on August 4, 1995. Together, they began a family of three beautiful children. Along their journey, they would foster nine other children. Shane was invariably genuine, continually valuing his family, and always providing. He also was a loving husband, sublime father, and remarkable mentor for many. Being a member of Bethesda Church of Blackwell, Shane would serve almost anywhere. Throughout the years, he served as a Youth Sponsor, a fish fryer, a Board member, and a sound manager to name a few.
Shane was first to lend a hand to anyone in need. It didn’t matter if you were stuck in the mud, had a water leak, or a vehicle problem. No job was too small. Moreover, he was an avid outdoorsman. From water sports, fishing, hunting animals and mushrooms, to just enjoying a good fire to fellowship around, Shane would be your guide. Shane held the Oklahoma State record for Paddlefish (Spoonbill) from April 1, 2003 to April 10, 2011 and continues to hold the Kaw Lake record,
He is survived by his wife Pamela (Hughes) McCleary, of the home; three children, all of Blackwell, OK, Michael McCleary and his wife Halie, Karah (K.D.) McCleary, and Justin (J.D.) McCleary; one grandchild, Rhaegar McCleary, of Blackwell, OK; parents Twila (West) McCleary and Douglas R. McCleary, also of Blackwell, OK; and one sister, Tera McCleary, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Calvin and Lorena West of Blackwell, OK and Glenn and Mary Markoleta McCleary of Braman, OK; and one cousin, Michael Glenn McCleary.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, in the Blackwell High School auditorium. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Shane will be available for viewing from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, October 14, at Roberts and Son Funeral Home.
Casket bearers will be Mark McRae, Phil Hughes, John West, Jimmy Laxton, Josh McCleary and Mike Hughes.
Honorary casket bearers will be J.D. Gibson, John Watts III and Adam Gerkin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethesda Church Building Fund, sent in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.