Elvin Maurice McLain

February 25, 1954 – August 25, 2021
BOWIE – Elvin Maurice McLain, 67, Bowie, TX passed away on Aug. 25, 2021 surrounded by loved ones in Denton, TX.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 29 at DeBerry Funeral Home. The service will take place at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30 in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Home with an interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Elvin was born to A.G. and Fannie Bell McLain on Feb. 25, 1954 in Denton. Growing up he attended Denton High School. He worked construction before going to help at the family restaurant, The Sweet Shoppe, in Bowie. He later worked in oil well wastewater disposal for Lonesome Dove in Alvord and retired from Great Lakes Transport in 2015.
Elvin was a devoted father and papa. He deeply loved all his grandkids and was very proud of them. He would make it to every football game or dance recital. He enjoyed taking them camping and fishing. His life revolved around them.
He is preceded in death by his parents, A.G and Fannie Bell McLain; brother, Dennis McLain and brother-in-law, Dale Hunt.
Elvin is survived by his daughter, Kayla Slimp and husband, Matthew stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI; son, Aaron McLain and wife, Lisa, Tolar; sister, LaFonda Hunt, Krum; brother, Adrian McLain and wife, Christina, Dallas; grandkids, Kadan, Kady Bell and Layla Slimp, Schofield Barracks, Avery and Olivia McLain, Tolar; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and lifelong friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton for their incredible care provided to Elvin and his family. A very special thanks to Patrick at Wal-Mart #4627 for performing lifesaving procedures on Elvin. The family appreciates all the prayers and concerns extended to us during this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Elvin’s memory to the wounded warrior project or Red Cross.
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