Former Pittsburg police chief dies

Funeral services for former Pittsburg Police Chief Ottis Dwayne McClung, Sr., 81, were held Dec. 4 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. McClung died Dec. 1, 2018 in Tyler.
Chief McClung was born May 25, 1937 to W. Morris and Ruby Griggs McClung in Mount Pleasant. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He began his career in law enforcement with the Pittsburg Police Department in 1976 where he served the citizens of Pittsburg for over 21 years before retiring as Chief of Police. He later continued serving the community as a City Judge and as a Deputy Sheriff.
Chief McClung is survived by his wife Cathy Gray McClung of Pittsburg, sons, Ottis Dwayne McClung Jr. and wife Christina of Athens, Wayne Pierce Gray Jr. and wife Stacey of Atlanta, GA, daughters, Tammy McClung Geisler and husband Walter of Tyler, Laurie Gray Farish of Richardson and Carrie Gray Baker and husband David of Brenham, TX, daughter in law Patty McClung of East Jordan, Michigan, granchildren, Thomas McClung, Michael McClung, Eden Kemph, Christy Weidenbach, Gary Kemph, Ryanne Lucero, Rodney Glenn McClung, Tricia McClung, Sarah Arthur, Billy Farish, Callie Murphy, Caitlin Lambert, Kristen Bates, Catherine Kristynik, Brent Gray, Garett Gray, numerous great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and special friends.
Mr. McClung was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue McClung, his parents, son Rodney McClung, grandson Wesley Kemph, brothers, Wayne McClung, James McClung, and Doyle McClung, and sisters, Ruby McClung and Mary McClung.
Trevor Boles, Tyler Boles, Weston Griffis, Kendall Griffis, Thomas McClung and Garett Gray served as pallbearers with burial held at the Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg.