Raymond Alan McLean Sr. was born on January 14, 1962, in his hometown of Temple, Texas. He was the son of Jerald McLean and Carolyn McLean. Raymond had a fulfilling career that spanned various industries. He worked as a truck driver for over 15 years at Wilson Art and US Auto Logistics of Houston, where he specialized as a Toyota Car Hauler. Later, he ventured into self-employment as a Mobile Home Hauler.
While Raymond dedicated himself to his work, his true passion lay in riding his heritage Dresser 1998 Harley Davidson. This motorcycle held a special place in his heart, providing him with countless hours of joy and freedom on the open road. Beyond his love for riding, Raymond cherished spending time with friends and family alike. His warm and inviting nature endeared him to everyone he met.
Raymond possessed an incredible knowledge and skill set when it came to fixing or building anything he set his mind to. Whether it was repairing household items or constructing intricate projects, he excelled in using his hands to create something meaningful. His resourcefulness and deep understanding of all things mechanical made him someone people turned to for help.
Not only was Raymond driven and skilled professionally, but he also pursued various hobbies and interests throughout his lifetime. He found delight in playing with RC cars and airplanes, attending thrilling Monster Truck Shows, cheering on drag races, following dirt track racing events, and avidly watching Nascar races. He admired all types of cars and appreciated the craftsmanship behind each unique vehicle.
Tragically, Raymond lived with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since September 2014. Despite this hardship, he faced life's challenges with unwavering courage and determination. On July 25, 2023, Raymond peacefully passed away in the loving arms of his devoted wife, Vicki Sue (Mace) McLean after suffering a stroke. His passing left behind a void in the hearts of all who knew him.
Raymond's proudest accomplishment was meeting the love of his life, Vicki. Together, they shared 19 beautiful years filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Their bond was unbreakable, and Vicki provided Raymond with unwavering support and care throughout their time together.
Raymond will be deeply missed by his surviving family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, Vicki Sue (Mace) McLean, who stood by him through thick and thin. He also leaves behind two sons, R.J McLean Jr. and Brad Mace, one daughter Carla Mace and her husband Kevin. Raymond was a cherished brother to Michael McLean and his wife Michelle, Kurt Young and his wife Lucy, Greg McLean and his wife Jackie, Wesley McLean and his wife Melody. He was also a proud grandfather to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
To honor Raymond's life and offer condolences to those affected by his loss, visitation services will be held on July 30, 2023. The visitation will take place at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center located at 4235 E. US Hwy 190 in Temple, Texas. The event will commence at 5:00 PM and conclude at 6:00 PM.
In addition to the visitation services, a separate event known as a testimony hour will be held starting at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the same location to celebrate Raymond's life further.
Raymond Alan McLean Sr., truly embodied compassion, care, friendship, and love for everyone he encountered during his time on Earth. His legacy as a skilled professional truck driver, his unwavering dedication to his family, and his zest for life will forever be remembered as we bid farewell to this remarkable man.
A special thank you to Gary Couch, Rita Wilson, Stacy Mace, Bryan Roscher, Kim and Kent Curry, Lisa Pitts, and everyone who has been there throughout the years.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)
The Family seeks to hear words of comfort shared by storytelling of the life and legacy of "Mac Daddy" during the testimony hour.