Levie McClain gets regular visits from Madison County’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides food for many housebound people in the county.
But Aug. 30 was a little different. Meals on Wheels delivery man Steven Moss was on hand, along with senior center director Joe Dudley. McClain’s son, Bill, was also at his father’s Vineyard Creek Church Road home outside of Comer.
There was a special birthday to celebrate.
McClain turned 101 Aug. 30. And he received some snack cakes and a card signed by the senior center staff.
His son, Bill, said his father was born near Dallas, Texas, and moved to Georgia as a child. McClain had two children, Bill and Barbara, with his first wife Etta Lee and a daughter, June, with his second wife, Vellon.
McClain spent many years working as a farmer and was employed during WWII as a doffer in a cotton mill.
“He (Levie) really never worked for anyone,” said McClain’s son, Bill.
Levie McClain has always loved reading, a fact clearly evident in the stacks of books in his house. The elderly man is hard of hearing, but his son said his mind is still very sharp.
“He still reads all the time,” said Bill. “He loved westerns, but he just about depleted that source. He’s read more books than I ever have.”