Garey Kent McClanahan

June 7, 1970 ~ April 17, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old


Garey Kent "Chewy" McClanahan 52, of Freeburn, KY passed away at his residence on April 17th, 2023.  He was born June 7th, 1970, in South Williamson, KY to Shirley Ann “Justice” McClanahan of Freeburn, KY and the late Gary McClanahan.  In addition to his dad, Garey is also preceded in death by his special uncle, Earnie Justice Jr., and special cousin, Steve Justice.


Garey was of the Pentecostal Faith.  He enjoyed living the simple life and he was full of humor.  In his spare time his hobbies included riding his Harley and ATV.  He was known to be proficient in his mining work and his fellow co-workers often called him Murdock.  Most of all, Garey loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Those surviving are his son, Ethan McClanahan of Frankfort, Ky; daughter, Zoe McClanahan of Freeburn, Ky; brother, Jamie (Sandy) McClanahan of Freeburn, Ky; sister, Christy (Timmy) Justice of Freeburn, Ky; grandchildren, Piper, Paisley, and Liam McClanahan, and McKinleigh; nieces and nephews, Matt, Amberly, T.J., and Austin; great nieces and nephews, Jaelyn, Greyson, Jaci, Easton, Kenslee and Jensyn.  A host of extended family and friends. 


Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon Thursday, April 20th, 2023, at Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, KY with Harold Layne officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Wednesday evening, April 19th, 2023, in the chapel with special services starting at 7:00 P.M.  with Odis Blankenship and Roger Bogar ministering.  Interment will conclude the funeral at Justice Family Cemetery  in Freeburn, Ky.  Friends and family will serve as Pallbearers. 


Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky.  The guestbook may be viewed at

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April 19, 2023

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
April 20, 2023

12:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553


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