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November 10, 1977 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 45) 45 Years Old
B.J. McClain, 45, Kokomo, passed away at 10:37 am, Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. He was born November 10, 1977, in Kokomo, the son of Ty S. & Julie (Lanning) Huffman. B.J. was a 1996 graduate of Eastern High School. He was currently working for Chrysler/Stellantis Casting plant as a Tool and Die Maker and had over twenty years at Lorentson MFG prior.
He took great pride in his ’66 Chevrolet Impala and enjoyed any opportunity to activate flames from the exhaust. A passionate hobby of his was using his professional mechanic skills to turn a wrench and dive into new projects. A few things B.J. loved: sprint car racing, napping in the sun or on a beach, baking some of his mom’s dessert recipes, family time and special holidays, eating food and candy on his cheat days, going to the gym and pumping blood, Lifetime movies, a good book, sleeveless t-shirts or even better, no t-shirt. He loved hanging out in the garage, being a good friend, helping his neighbors far and wide with various tasks and maintenance. He loved being someone that others could rely on and look up to. Most of all he loved being a good dad and taking care of his girls.
B.J. is survived by his love, Angela Morris; mother, Julie (James) Huffman; daughter, Elianna Celerina McClain Morris; stepson, Isaiah Hood (Molly); sister, Alexis Grace; grandfather, James (Connie) Lanning; special nieces, Kirstin and Whitney Pierce; special nephew, Brody Pierce; mother-in-law, Carla Morris-Bearden; and several close aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
B.J. was preceded in death by his father, Ty S. McClain; uncle, Karl McClain; grandparents, Mary Lanning, Basil McClain, and Lois McClain.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, November 17, 2023, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory, 1315 W Lincoln Rd, Kokomo, with Pastor Doug Benham officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a college bound account has been set up for his daughter through Star Financial Bank, which can be done through Zelle (acct. # 17652712264), cash, or check. Checks may me be made out to Angela Morris and mailed to Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes. Messages of condolences may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.