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Monday, January 20, 2020

PAA/DL Capt. Hudnalle B. McLean, Jr.


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Hudnalle B. McLean, Jr.
June 29, 1934 - July 25, 2018


Passing along this just received belated news….the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Capt. Hudnalle Bridges McLean, Jr., age 84. Captain McLean joined Pan American 02-28-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1994, based 030/CVG.
Obituary information is still available online at
Survived by his wife Mittie Mclean, their children and grandchildren, whitepages notes Mittie’s address as
PO Box 627 , Blythewood, SC 29016-0627  …..  (803) 553-9326  (803) 786-2668.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……………… Hudnalle B. McLean, Jr.
Hudnalle B. McLean, Jr., 84, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Born in Richland County, SC, he was the son of the late Hudnalle B. McLean, Sr. and Helen Allen McLean. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired commercial airline pilot. Mr. McLean was a devoted member of Sandy Level Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Mittie; children, Kristina, Kathryn Menchinger (Mike), Kenneth (Janae); grandchildren, Kristen Abart (Jerit), Tess Mize (Wesley), David, Kelly, Helen, Alex, Little Hud, Ian; great grandchildren, Emma, Elena, Ethan, Evelyn, Lillian Blythe; brothers, Tom McLean (Meg), Jim McLean (Frankie); aunt, Evelyn Moore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service for Mr. McLean will be held 11 o’clock, Monday, July 30th, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chris Hanley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday July 29th from 4 pm until 6 pm, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia.

He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Elizabeth McLean Ballow; and his second mom, Gladys Harris “Meme” McLean.

Memorials may be sent to Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016 or to the Veteran’s Charity of one’s choice.

1 comment:

  1. I flew with Hud on the L-1011-500. After my retirement in '99 he honored me by making some handsome plaques containing my Military and Delta memorabilia. In return I wrote him an essay in tribute to his career. The following are the last few lines...............
    .... Then came the grandfather of anomalies. The exigencies created by all this turbulence caused Captains to consider what, for me, was the unthinkable. The double down bid to F/E to be able to maintain employment after age 60 for economic reasons only, created the ROPE category, the most demeaning of acronyms.
    I couldn't have guessed it would yield what it did. It gave me the opportunity to go back 20 years in my career to share a cockpit with Captains who could tell stories I could only dream of. Pan Am was a great and dominant airline in a golden time, and these men had participated in operations that no other airline pilots, and few pilots of any stripe, had had the opportunity to experience. Their character was being tested yet one more time. They stood tall. Hud, like it or not, you were the prototype. You accepted the slot, exemplified the execution of the duties of the position, retained your dignity, and were the best uniformed representative Delta Air Lines could have wished for.

    I am honored to have had the opportunity to have been part of the same crew with you, and now I must add, forever grateful for the salute you've given me with your fine work.
    Dan Funk

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