Born: April 30, 1933
Died: August 19, 2014
Charles Alvin "Shorty" McClellan, of Aldie, Virginia, age 81, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died August, 19, 2014 in Leesburg, Virginia.
He was born April 30, 1933 in Scott County, VA to Beulah Hazel Bays and Lester Alvin McClellan. In 1934, he and his parents and sister, Ina, moved to Aldie, Virginia where they and their little brother, Bill, were raised at Red Hill Farm. After graduating from Aldie High School, Mr. McClellan worked on Red Hill Farm. In the 1950's, Mr. McClellan began his service in the US Army and was eventually stationed in Germany where he met his future wife, Ingeborg Kagel. They were married in 1957, though divorced in the 1970's. He returned to Aldie with his new wife and partnered with his younger brother, the late Willie Lee "Bill"McClellan, to form McClellan Brothers Contractors. In the 50+ years they were in business together, they built or remodeled any number of the homes and buildings in Loudoun County, including the current Aldie Volunteer Firehouse. Their reputation for perfection and excellence has stood the test of time. Mr. McClellan served in the Air Force Reserve. He was also a member of the VFW, the Order of the Moose, and a member and past president of the Aldie Ruritan Club. He enjoyed bluegrass music, auctions and his family and friends.
Mr. McClellan is survived by one son, Charles Edward McClellan, also of Aldie, daughter-in-law, Melinda, his much loved grandchildren Sarah McClellan of Bristow, and Riley McClellan of Aldie, his sister Ina McClellan Mancini, of Winchester and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 6 - 8pm, Friday, August 22 at the Colonial Funeral Home on Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg.
Funeral services will be at 11am on August 23. All are welcome. Mr. McClellan will be interred at Union Cemetery in Leesburg.
If you wish to make a charitable contribution in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of the two following organizations in his memory:
The Aldie Ruritan Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 63
The Aldie Volunteer Fire Department
Aldie Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
P.O. Box 466
Aldie, VA 20105