Johnny Clinton McNair Sr., “Dude” began his new life with the Lord on Saturday, August 8th at 77 years old. He was born in Laurel, Mississippi to Warren and Elaine McNair on January 30, 1943. Raised in Pensacola with his sister, Linda McNair Shumpert, attended Escambia High School, started his early career at Warrington Plumbing, Sears and Roebuck, also owned his own AC/Refrigeration business in Bay Minette, AL, all before starting his career as a pipefitter/welder. He traveled all over the country working industrial construction and has a story for every city he ever visited.
He was a Freemason for 47+ years at Myrtle Grove Lodge #352, a member of the York Rites, Scottish Rites and a Shriner. He spent many days and nights in his pole barn with family frying mullet (that he caught) or grilling BBQ ribs. He loved his family and always made sure that everyone had a great time.
Preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Yates McNair, parents, Warren and Elaine McNair, sister Linda McNair Shumpert, nephew Brent Shumpert, and special cousins Norman Peters, Eddie McNair, Edward Helton and Bobby Helton.
Survived by his wife, Karen McNair, sons, Robert (Terrie) McNair, Johnny (Stephanie) McNair, daughters Susan (David) Barton and Janice McNair. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren (Jennifer, Timmy, Jessica, Joseph, Avery, Clint, Abbie, and Aiden) and twelve great-grandchildren (Emma, Alyssa, Ayden, Aubri, Savannah, Addison, Alleigh, Brockson, Justin, MJ, Carson, and Roman.)
Services will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
-Viewing is scheduled Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30-7:00 PM for all to attend.
-Funeral will be held Thursday, August 13th at 2:00 PM for immediate family members only.
After the funeral service, all family and friends are invited to "the compound" for food and drinks.
Pallbearers: Doug Peters, Bobby Peters, Steve McNair, Heath McNair, Craig McNair and Michael McNair.