Rusty McLain


Rusty McLain, 56, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Midway. A graveside service was held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the R3S Cemetery. Bishop Malcolm Burton officiated the service.

Robert Edmund "Rusty" McLain was born Aug. 15, 1961, in Huntsville, to Gay Vernon and Wanda (Smith) McLain. He lived most of his life in Madison County and was a 1979 graduate of Madisonville ISD. Rusty had once worked for J&B Propane. He then worked for TDCJ and retired after 25 years. Rusty liked to fish and hunt, but most of all, he loved to be with his grandchildren. They were the loves of his life. After his retirement, he stayed home to take care of them. It brought him great joy to be around them as much as he could.

Rusty was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Ethel and Ival Duncan, and maternal grandparents, J.B. and Willie Smith. He is survived by his parents, Gay and Wanda McLain; son, Robert McLain (fiancee, Sherry); daughters, Shana Moffett (husband, Aaron), Sabrina McLain and Shelby McLain, all of Midway; sisters, Brenda Petersen and Belinda Tobias (husband, Chris) and grandchildren, Chloe, Jakayla, Zoiey and Makinley. Rusty is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Rusty's online tribute page at where you may leave condolences for the family.