So sorry to here about Jeff's passing. I lost touch with Jeff after high school, but had heard of his accomplishments from time to time from mutual acquaintances. When I saw his picture here, I had vivid memories of him at the school lunch table and in the classroom - from elementary school thru our senior year at Fort Ashby High. He always had that crooked little smile and knowing look in his eyes. He was just wiser and more mature than anyone in the room. His humor was natural and always kind-hearted. Godspeed, as you continue to wander those beautiful hills, Jeff. Tom and Amy Lynch, Richmond, Va.
I am saddened by the news of Jeff passing away. He was truly a talented individual who had a unique wit. We had a few discussions while working together at the Phillipi office of DEP. We shared a love for fly fishing and being in the great outdoors. There is a void left by his departure and memories that we carry with us that makes us smile.
Jeff was a sweet caring soul. Jeff’s smile and laugh is unforgettable My memories of Jeff will be treasured forever. I always said “Jeff is one of the good ones”.
I remember our car pooling days from Clarksburg to Philippi. We vented all the way to Philippi and all the way home. Our laughter filled the car and I laughed till I cried. Jeff was so funny especially when he’s telling a story. It was a fast fun trip to work and back. Lol
Jeff brought Allison to work with him (probably bring your daughter to work day). I decided Allison needed an ice cream cone and some goodies from a local mart. Jeff was like, what are doing? Hahaha
Those who touch our lives stay in our hears forever.
Rest in peace my friend
I worked with Jeff for several years at the WVDEP in Philippi. He was funny, a good Geologist and a good guy. We had some laughs. I'll miss knowing that he is around. To his family, please accept my condolences. Greg Currey
I am also deeply saddened by Jeff's passing. I am also happy to have shared many good memories with Jeff while working with him at the NRCS in West Virginia. I am a civil engineer who helped design a 5-mile stream restoration project on the Upper Shavers Fork in the Monongahela National Forest. To get to the project site we had to drive 10 miles into the forest on a gravel road, then hike a mile to the downstream end of the project. To hike the full length of the project and back required 12 miles of hiking. Jeff and I made that hike several times while working on this project together. We shared many conversations about life and work. We knew all of the places where the largest trout hung out. We also made a few trips riding in a rail truck to and from the project site. Every trip was a unique and rewarding adventure. Jeff was an enjoyable person to be around. I wish he could have stayed around longer. I was hoping he could make it out to Colorado so I could show him some of Rocky Mountains that I often told him about. I'll miss him. Happy Trails Jeff. - TJ Burr
Please accept my sincere condolences. I was deeply saddened by the news of Jeff's passing. I worked with Jeff in the NRCS state office in Morgantown. The geologists, engineers, and soil scientists tended to work together more closely than other NRCS staff. We always "stuck together". After a field trip, I always asked Jeff about a field observation or a particular rock outcrop. I always enjoyed talking shop with Jeff. Like me, Jeff liked strong, rich coffee. We had a self-service coffee system in the office and the secretaries made weak coffee. So, I would make a fresh pot and use two bags of coffee instead of one. I would stop by Jeff's desk and say "hey, I just made a double bagger, you better get a cup before the secretaries pour it out"! He would grab his cup and pour a fresh cup of the "good stuff". I will never forget those good times. Stephen G. Carpenter
Jeff was a fan of "The Book" as he called it. Sharing what I had written on there about him. I'm missing Jeff so much already.
Jeffrey Dean McClure. My middle brother. Thought we had so many more years together, and I wanted to find a way to do things together again - like when you and I fixed up Dad’s house getting it ready for sale.
As a recently retired federal geologist, you had a whole bucket list of adventures ahead of you with Nancy and Allison. The three of you are such a beautiful, talented and successful family.
Sadly, Pancreatic Cancer decided to take you so young. When the back pain and stomach discomfort started last May, we now know that was the cancer manifesting itself. On 11/15, the CT scan showed pancreatic cancer and our world turned upside down.
In the beginning, we hoped for a cure. You and I talked. We knew the odds were long. Then when the doctor said a cure was not on the table, we hoped for the miracle of more time. We got some, but not enough.
So glad I got to fly over in December. And then in mid-March, I was able to do that “work in West Virginia week”. So rewarding to spend late afternoons and evenings with you and Nancy, and to see Allison. I hoped I’d get to see you again in this life.
You shared the McClure humor, intellect and love of life’s adventures. And you did it with grace and humility. So proud of you as a brother, and I’m missing you already as a close friend.
In 20 years, we’ve lost Mom, then Dad 12 years ago, and now you.
Our hearts are very heavy @ the loss of Jeff
Our prayers & thoughts are with you Nancy & Allison & all other family members
God please wrap your loving arms around them with an extra measure of love & strength at this time of sorrow
We love you Bobby & Judy McMillan
John,Kim & Nathan Zijl