Scott J. McLean

scott mclean

October 26, 1970 ~ August 23, 2013

Scott J. McLean, age 42 of Greenville, IL passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at his home. Memorial services will be conducted Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 AM at the Greenville First Christian Church. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Greenville First Christian Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Stephanie McLean for Maxwell McLean's College Fund. Scott was born October 26, 1970 in Kansas City, MO to Robert Paul and the late Donna Louise (Swearingen) McLean. He married Stephanie Goodson on November 9, 2002 in Greenville, IL, she survives. Other survivors include his father Robert Paul McLean of Louisville, KY, his son Maxwell Boyd McLean at home, his brothers Robert Paul "Rob" McLean and his wife Shayla of Minneapolis, MN, Michael McLean of Louisville, KY, Stephen Andrew McLean of Louisville, KY, his sister Tina Marie Mitchell and her husband Bob of Blue Springs, MO, his father-in-law Steve Goodson of Greenville, IL, his mother-in-law Brenda Goodson, of Greenville, IL, his sister-in-law Erin Goodson of Greenville, IL, his brother-in-law Nathan Goodson of Atlanta, GA, and eight nieces and nephews. He grew up in Independence, MO. He attended and graduated Western Illinois University on the R.O.T.C. program and received a degree in criminal justice. He had served 5 tours of duty with the United States Army Reserve serving in Hungary, Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Captain and had received the Bronze Star. He joined the Illinois Department of Corrections in 1999 and had worked at the Stateville Correctional Center at Joliet, IL and since 2011 at the Vandalia Correctional Center.


Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 AM

Greenville First Christian Church 1100 Killarney Drive, Greenville, IL 62246


Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 4-8 PM

Greenville First Christian Churcc 1100 Killarney Drive, Greenville, IL 62246

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  1. I knew Scott when he lived with his sister, Tina. He was a good guy! So sorry for your loss. You, your son and the rest of the family are in our prayers.

  2. I did not know Scott , I do know his Sister Tina . So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to the Family .

  3. Paul, Robyn, Michael, and Stevie, Your Jamestown Family is with you in prayer. We love you all very, very much and truly regret your loss. Some how, out of His deep love for us, God will redeem this, but today we are sad and hurt deeply. A hero has fallen. Becky

  4. I work with Scott at Vandalia Correction Center since Jan 2012 He was a great guy to work with. He was always there to help his fellow officers and you knew if anything was to happen he would be there and have your back. He never complained if he had a bad assignment but did his job. I never heard him ever say anything bad or gossip about others. I remember when his son was Born and how proud he was. He was a great husband father soldier corrections officer and friend. I feel very proud and blessed to have worked with and known him . My prayers go out to his family at this sad time.

  5. I was very sad to hear of your loss. I worked with Scott at Vandalia prior to my transfer to Graham. He was a great guy and truly a hero. He will be missed. My families thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Stephanie I know these words will not heal the pain you are feeling, please know my family and I are praying for you and for baby Max. I know your momma and your sister will be the rock you need. May Scott rest in peace . Sending the entire family love and support. Betheny

  7. Sorry to hear of your tragedy! Our Sympathy goes out to your whole family. May the Lord be with all of you..

  8. Beyond the world as we know it, there is a place where we will all meet again – where we never have to say good-bye. With deepest sympathy and love at this difficult time.

  9. As a high school classmate of Scott's dad, Paul McClean, the news was heartbreaking! Scott made a remarkable committment to the defense of our nation and we should all be thankful for his dedicated service. Our prayers are with the McClean family now and in the future. God bless America & Scott McClean!

  10. Scott was one of the best officers I ever knew, and I will miss him for the rest of my life. He always had a smile on his face every morning, and he was the first with a joke to bring you back down. The world is a little less special now that he is no longer in it. RIP sir

  11. My deepest sympathies to CPT McClean's wife and son, Max. I have a 9 month old and have no idea how I would take care of her without my husband. My heart broke when I heard this horrific news. I know we have never met but here is my phone number so maybe we could have play dates and I could tell you some funny stories about Scott from the reserves side, and maybe one day tell them to Max as well. 217 766 4271.

  12. My deepest sympathies for the loss of a great man. I did serve with him in Afghanistan and know that he was dedicated to his service and had very strong beliefs that helped to guide him through his life. He had accomplished so much in his life from what I can see and what i know. Continue to keep your heads up and keep hold of your fond memories. Be proud of his selfless service to our county numerous times and for the man he was and tried to be.

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