Longtime supporter of Davison athletics, community events remembered

John “Subby” McClelland

John “Subby” McClelland

DAVISON — John McClelland will be fondly remembered by the nickname “Subby John,” but also for his generosity to Davison schools and community events.

McClelland, 63, of Davison died April 15, at McLaren-Flint. He helped his family operating Fenton Home Bakery in Rochester, Donut Land, Subway of Fenton and then owned and operated the Subway in Davison.

He loved golfing and was a long-time member of the Davison Country Club. McClelland enjoyed working out at his daughter’s gym TRV|FIT. He loved his family trips, traveling, and enjoyed his cars.

Many remember him for what he gave back to the community and to anyone who needed his help.

“I knew John well,” said Davison Schools Superintendent Kevin Brown. “He was a strong supporter of the Davison Community Schools and Davison Athletics. We will all miss ‘Subway John’ and are grieving his passing.”

He was born in Pontiac on June 4, 1957, son of the late John and Blanche (Rees) McClelland. He married Sarah Howe on Feb. 20, 2021

McClelland is survived by his wife, Sarah; children, Jaiden, Adrian, Courtney (Larry) Lauer, Samantha (fiancé Jim Persinger), Stacey Johnson, Cassi Heppner, Caitlin (Bruce) Simms; grandchildren, Lincoln, Cole, Sienna, Bruce III, Leo, Rhoman, Benjamin, Aaron and Damien; siblings, Victoria (Tom) Bevel, Claudia (Douglas) Hawes and Craig (Julie) McClelland, and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Gail and twin sisters.

Interment took place April 20 at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Fenton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in John’s name. — G.G.