John Lawrence McCleary, Jr. 87, passed away April 4, 2014, at the Clear Lake Hospital. John was born December 17, 1926, to John and Elsie McCleary, Sr., in San Antonio, Texas. John served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a retired member of IBEW Local 479, in Beaumont, TX. John is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcheta McCleary; one sister, Margaret Clerk; and one brother Patrick McCleary. John is survived by one daughter: Tina McCleary; four sons: Patrick McCleary, Michael McCleary, Thomas McCleary, Robert Bickford; one sister: Elizabeth “Betty” McCleary; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the funeral home, with Deacon Sam Ausmus officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m., at the Houston National Cemetery.