Alden Ray "Sonny" McClure, Jr., 52, a native of Churubusco and more recently a resident of Auburn, died unexpectedly and was found at his home at 4:20 p. m. on Friday, January 18, 2007. Mr. McClure was born on December 5, 1955 in Fort Wayne, a son of Alden Ray, Sr. and Betty J. (Walker) McClure. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1974. He had been employed at Graber Excavating in Auburn for several years, and for the past seven years had worked in road construction for Wayne Asphalt & Construction Company, Inc. in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Pro Golf Association. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed golf, and recently had a hole-in-one. He enjoyed fishing, blue grass music, and was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana University basketball, and NASCAR. The surviving relatives include his daughter Tinly Hoffman of Fort Wayne; his mother and step-father Betty J. and Leroy Lawson of Churubusco; his siblings Carol Butler of Spencerville, Gloria Hughett of Fort Wayne, June Houlton of Auburn, Linda (Duane) Barth of Columbia City, Beverly (Joe) Gray of Archbold, Oh., David (fiancee Rebecca Coffelt) McClure of Columbia City, Aaron (fiancee Cynthia Freeman) McClure of Churubusco, and Wanda Van Horn of Auburn; and his three grandchildren Austin Hoffman, Peyton Gaff, and Alyvia Hoffman. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son Jeremy Ray Hoffman on November 3, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, January 23, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Timothy Grable, pastor of Sugar Grove Church of God, officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. *************************** To leave a condolence for the family in Mr. McClure's memory, please click on "Condolences" below. . .