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Claudy Milford Starnes

December 7, 1933 - August 21, 2021

Claudy Milford Starnes of McKinney, Texas passed away on August 21, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born on December 7, 1933 to George Lowell and Lula Mae (Potter) Starnes in Culleoka, Texas.  Claudy grew up in Culleoka and later in McKinney.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Claudy owned and operated Starnes Plumbing until 2019 when he retired and turned his business and legacy over to his son and grandsons.  He loved studying the bible.  Claudy was a member at First Baptist Church Lucas where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years.  He was also involved in the bus ministry and sang in the choir.  Claudy loved greyhounds and loved hunting with them as well.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Starnes of McKinney, Texas; son, Gary Wayne Starnes and wife, Tami of Wylie, Texas; daughters, Debra Strebeck and husband, Bob of Allen, Texas, Darlene Rogers of Princeton, Texas, and Diane Williams and husband, Warren of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Brett Starnes, Brian Starnes, Brent Strebeck, Misty Strebeck, Steven Rogers, Jr., and Christina Henderson; ten great grandchildren; sister, Rita Pittsinger McLerran; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Claudy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe Starnes and Kenneth Starnes; sister, Lorene Woods.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at on Claudy’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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You were a blessing to me Doc. Strong willed and Righteous. Thank you for your prayers and advice. Heaven truly gained another angel. 
Vivian Franklin , October 25, 2021 Claudy & Anita were our neighbors for many years. He was always cheerful & was very proud of his family.
Garry & Janie Rogers 08-27-21, August 27, 2021 will miss seeing you Uncle Claudy you were a good good man of God and a wonderful role model for your family. May you dwelve happily in Christ arms all of the eternal days in Heaven and please give my daddy a huge man hug too as I miss him so much as much as your kids and Aunt Anita miss you here on these remaining days. See ya soon VIVIAN WATKINS BERG, August 26, 2021 Anita & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May God hold you and comfort you. Love to All. Wilma Jo & Pam Wilma Jo Davis, August 25, 2021 Sincere condolences, such good memories with him and my dad. Take care, prayers for all. Darlene Nelson Carpenter Darlene Carpenter , August 25, 2021 Dear Claudy, you were an inspiration to me when I became a Christian at age 14.You gave me cards of Bible verses to learn and when you came over to our house I repeated the verse to you. You encouraged me to read my Bible. I will be one of the Stars in your crown! Love and miss you! Carolyn Watkins, August 25, 2021 Claudy was a genuine Christian. It's very hard to find those that walk the walk and talk the talk. Never overbearing just truly loved God with all his heart. As a kid in McKinney, I saw him numerous time siting is his vehicle, under a shade tree studying his bible. He was a great witness to me, helping to confirm trough his actions, a love for God. I'm truly sorry for your loss but Heaven is rejoicing, Claudy is reaping his reward. Loyd Crawford, August 25, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be truly missed. Prayers for Family. Pat Boydstun , August 24, 2021 The Bowen and Beckham families send their condolences and warm wishes to the Starnes family. We remember Mr. Starnes with great affection and pleasure. My mother is Mr. Starnes cousin and she remembers him as one of her favorite cousins. I personally recall Mr. Starnes' father, Lowell, living with my grandparents TR and Tressie Bowen in Parker Texas and have many great stories of both men. My brother Ron Beckham grew up with Gary Starnes in Plano for a number of years and I believe Mr. Starnes taught my brother to swim. I remember Mr. Starnes loving his family and being dedicated to his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. He was such a fixture in so many lives. We are blessed to know Mr. Starnes is with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Delores Bowen Beckham and daughter Rebecca Beckham, August 23, 2021 Claude left me -his neice- with alot of fond and happy memories. He was just a big cut up and liked to talk to me in that hilarious tone that just made me smile soon as I could hear him coming. He was such a role model of fitness and being active through most of his years when others his age or younger were not caring at all about keeping their bodies in shape. Miss seeing you at any event our walters side ever is grouped together at in the future. Rest peacefully and the big reunion of the Lord will be here soon.
VIVI WATKINS BERG, August 22, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for all the family and friends. Darrin and Denice Green, August 22, 2021 We treated and loved him he will be missed. He was a very good christian. Will be praying for you all.
Mike and Nick ulch, August 22, 2021