Irvin Wayne McLain, 77, was born on April 9th,1944 in Long Beach, CA to Virginia and Carl McLain. He had 3 younger sisters, Annette, Marcy, and Kathy. As a young man, he joined the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany as a tank mechanic for 3 years. He married Linda Pier, of Newport, OR when he was 24 years old. They lived in Chehalis, WA for a couple of years before moving to Newport, OR. He worked a variety of different jobs, including setting chokers in the woods, was the head Greenkeeper at Agate Beach Golf Course, and he also worked at the Yaquina Head Rock Quarry with his father-in-law, Elton Pier. He was a very devoted father and family man to 2 children, Sheila McLain, of Clatskanie, OR and Steve McLain, of Newport, OR spending most all of his spare time with them. He was a volunteer fireman/EMT and worked as the Fire Marshall for Newport Fire Department for many years. He then became the Fire Chief for Depoe Bay, OR Fire Department, and then the Fire Chief for Amity, OR Fire Department. He was the best grandpa to his 6 grandchildren, Toni, David, Kaden, Alissa, Cody, and Savannah. He was also a great uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
After retirement, he and Linda moved to Clatskanie, OR until Linda passed away in 2018. He then married Misty Moore, of Astoria, OR in 2019, gaining 3 more children, Uriah (Chau) of Seattle, WA; Bob (Jennifer) of Vancouver, WA; and Crystal (Jesse) Rodli of Portland, OR along with 5 more grandchildren, Max, Sorin, Maria, Elijah, and RaeAnna.
Irv and Misty moved to Waldport, OR after they married where they enjoyed beach living and learning how to use their laser engraver together.
Irv enjoyed laughing, spending time with family and friends, telling jokes and stories, fishing, hunting, crabbing, camping, photography, and cooking.
He passed away September 21, 2021 at home with his family. He was well liked by all who met him and loved by so many. He will be greatly missed by an unending amount of family and friends, but his sense of humor and all of our memories of him will live on and on forever. A celebration of life will be held this Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Newport Eagles Club at 3:00pm. Another service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Alson's Corner Assembly of God Church in Rainier, OR at 2:00pm.
Funeral Arrangements by Bateman's Funeral Home in Newport, OR.