Michael McClendon, 25, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie.
Father Andrew Semler will be officiating.
Michael was born Jan. 1, 1987, in Plano, the son of Mark and Debbie (Restivo) McClendon.
He graduated from Wylie High School in 2005 and played football and baseball for the Wylie Pirates. He continued his education at Tarleton State University and Sam Houston State University. Michael served his country, joining the U.S. Navy in August 2011. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio where he was a Hospital Corpsman.
Michael loved his family and friends very much, and he would see them as often as he could. “His big smile melted your heart,” a friend had said. Michael had a special close bond with his brother Josh and his cousin David; they could always be seen together having a good time with each other. He loved to go deer hunting with his dad. Michael loved everything about Texas A&M University and the Aggies.
Michael is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lucy Restivo and Wilma McClendon.
He is survived by his parents, Mark and Debbie McClendon of Wylie; sister, Jennifer McClendon Helka and her husband Paul of Fort Worth; brother, Josh McClendon of Wylie; nephew, Lucas Helka of Fort Worth; grandfathers, Joe Restivo of Bryan, Jimmie McClendon of Iola; aunts and uncles, Corrine Court, JoAnn and David Limerick, Barbara Restivo and Michael Harris, Michelle and Dan Walker, and Jimmy and Janie McClendon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.