Charles Goddard “Chick” McClure, Jr. ’55

Charles Goddard McClure, Jr. (Chick) died 2/15/23 (Age 89) in Raleigh, NC of a subdural hematoma resulting from a fall. Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of Raleigh, NC; daughter Catherine McClure Adams (Bill), of Perth, Australia; son, Charles G. McClure III and granddaughter, Avery Catherine McClure of Raleigh, NC. Chick is also survived by his brother, Robert C. McClure (Carole) of Plantation, FL. He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Henrietta McClure, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Dr. Mercer L. McClure of Santa Ana, CA. 

Chick was born in Louisiana where his Presbyterian Minister father held a pastorate. He later attended primary school in New Orleans until his father accepted another pastorate in Charlotte, NC.  Chick completed primary and secondary (Central High) public schools in Charlotte and then graduated Davidson College in 1955. Shortly thereafter he entered the Army and completed his military service in 1957 as a 1st Lieutenant. Post-military Chick completed an MBA at UNC Chapel Hill. He was employed as a CPA with several companies in the Carolinas until he accepted a position as Trust Officer with Nations Bank in Charlotte where he remained until he retired from the Raleigh office of Bank of America in 1998.

While in grad school Chick met Joyce, a Registered Nurse who often attended his father’s church. He would tell the story of “picking her up” by asking for her phone number in a local restaurant nearby. They were married two years later and recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. 

Chick had two great loves: his family and tennis. He was dedicated to his family and would play tennis wherever he moved; the latest courts being at Raleigh Racquet Club. He has a paver there with an inscription that reads RRC was his home away from home. 

Chick was a quiet man, a good man, a man of Christian faith. He will be greatly missed.            

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, 5/10/23 at 2:30 PM in Davidson Chapel, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either White Memorial Church or Springmoor Retirement Center, 1500 Sawmill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615.