It is with deep sadness that The LifeFM Radio Network announces the loss of its Co-founder/ President, Rob McClure, 68, on October 28, 2021; and the loss of its Founder, JR “Bob” McClure, 95, on November 5, 2021.
Both father and (oldest) son were natives of Greenville, SC, and shared a common passion for radio broadcasting, which spanned more than four decades. They built and operated numerous Christian radio stations all over the country, striving to spread the Good News and provide a source of daily encouragement.
Rob, a liver transplant recipient in 2012, had fought a recent, cancer battle—one which reflected courage, determination and a zeal to press on. Despite the setbacks he faced over the last year, Rob did not complain and continued to maintain contact with his LifeFM staff up until his final days. Rob’s heart for ministry and testimony of perseverance were a blessing to all who knew him.
Bob was a World War II Navy veteran who had served in the South Pacific seas during wartime. Upon his return home, Bob married his wife, Fran. Together, they partnered in many church ministry and business ventures. They raised five children and were married for 58 years, until God called her home to heaven. Fran’s death in 2010 served as a catalyst for the formation of The LifeFM Network, a radio ministry known for its all-Southern Gospel Music format and encouraging message to “live life together.” At present, twenty-six stations can be heard in over ten states.
Many are mourning the loss of these two godly servants but Liz McClure, Rob’s wife, captured the essence of their labors with these words: “There is nothing these two enjoyed doing together more than expanding the Southern Gospel music stations and bringing the blessing of the Gospel to so many…it was a shared vision and legacy…they ‘finished well’.”