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James "Jim" Rowland McLean

October 31, 1953 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 67)

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James "Jim" Rowland McLean, 67, of Ocean, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his home.

His memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, officiated by Rev. Jack Mumford. Friends are welcome to attend the service. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

James or “Jim” as he was more commonly known, was born on October 31, 1953, in Lumberton, North Carolina, to Thomas and Joanne McLean. He honorably served our country in the United States Army from 1972 until 1976. Following the military, he attended NC State University. He later worked as an Industrial Engineering Specialist, MCAS Cherry Point, NC, and retired as Facilities Supervisor at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. Living on the coast was a special joy for Jim who loved to fish and enjoyed spending many hours on the water.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Blades McLean of Ocean; son, John Thomas McLean of Ocean; mother, Joanne McLean of Murphy, NC; brother, Thomas Lester McLean Jr. of Murphy, NC; sister, Cynthia Ann Marcus and husband Darryl of Conway, SC; 2 nephews; 1 great nephew; and 2 great nieces.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lester McLean; and son, Jason Rowland McLean. Jim is now with his best buddy, “Taz”, his English Cocker-Spaniel.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home The same safety guidelines will apply.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions, in memory of JR may be made to one of the following, Frontotemporal Dementia, checks can be made payable to AFTD, 2700 Horizon Dr., Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406; Boy Scouts of America – East Carolina Council, P.O. Box 1698, Kinston, NC 28503; or NC Coastal Federation, 3609 NC 24 24, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Morehead City, N.C.

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 Service Program


April 10, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Memorial Service
April 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Frontotemporal Dementia
2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia PA 19406
Tel: 1-866-507-7222
Email: info@theaftd.org
Web: https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/

Make Checks Payable To AFTD

East Carolina Council of Boys Scouts
P.O. Box 1698, Kinston NC 28503
Tel: 1-252-522-1521
Web: https://www.eccbsa.org/support-us/

NC Coastal Federation
3609 NC 24, Newport NE 28570
Tel: 1-252-393-8185
Web: https://www.nccoast.org/give/

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