Michael Todd McClinton has suffered with mental illness for a great deal of his life. Recently his illness resulted in him taking his own life. He felt very alone in the world despite many people who loved him and tried to help him.
Michael's greatest joy was his four children who are 21-18-13 and 10. Unfortunately his 18 year old is the next of kin and that is a lot of responsibility for his first year as an adult.
The decision has been made to keep expenses as low as possible. It will cost about $2500 for cremation since we have to do DNA testing to verify identity due to the amount of decay and we are guessing about $2500 to get the children and those who are supporting them to TX for the services.
Here is what the mother of his three youngest wrote:
"Michael had been missing for several days, and fortunately had a friend willing to go look for him. His friend found his remains in a field close to where he was staying with his girlfriend.
Many of you know Michael had been struggling with his mental heath and depression. We find comfort that now his mind is at peace.
Michael leaves behind 4 children, Braden 21, Israel 18, Serena 13, and Makenzi 10. He is preceded in death by his Mother Johanna, his father Oscar, and his young son Cory.
Rest in peace Michael. I will always cherish our 4 children."
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Time is of the essence so please do not delay if you are able to help these children be able to move forward from their tragic loss.
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