Elbert Ray “Rick” McLean, age 73, a resident of Philippi, passed away Monday May 30, 2022 in Mansfield Place of Broaddus Hospital. Rick was born October 26, 1948 in Barbour County a son of the late Marvin and Rachel “Shorty” (Moyer) McLean. Rick was united in marriage on June 6, 1971 to Gloria Dawn (Howdershelt) McLean this June would’ve been there 51st wedding anniversary. Surviving are children, Adam McLean and wife Jessica of Moatsville, Anastasia Green and husband John of Philippi, grandchildren, Faith and Caleb Green of Philippi, brother Ron McLean of Philippi, brother-in-law’s, Eric Howdershelt, Melvin Howdershelt and wife Renee of Moatsville, nieces and nephews, Sarah Loughry and husband Tim, Brad Howdershelt and wife Desiree, Seth Howdershelt and wife Lauren, Zach Howdershelt and wife Hannah. Rick was preceded in death by parents as well as sister, Marvella Simon. Rick worked as a Heavy equipment operator for C & W Coal Company. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Rick was a member of the Barbour County 36-ers. Rick loved God’s nature. He was an avid hunter, but sometimes just loved to sit and watch. He told stories of watching the squirrels play in the trees and leaves. He even made friends with two deer who would come to his blind and he couldn’t shoot them. Some of his most prized treasures were his two children and grandchildren. He loved to sit in his Gazebo on Sunday afternoons with his family after a scrumptious dinner. The Gazebo was a place where he found peace and closeness to God and his many blessings. He loved to sit and talk to his many friends and tell hunting stories. He was always doing kind acts for people to brighten their day of help them along the way. He always sacrificed to make sure his wife and family had what they needed. Rick had a quick sense of humor which could make everyone laugh. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. I bet the angels are laughing in heaven right now we loved him dearly. In honor Rick’s request cremation will be honored. Services have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nestorville United Methodist Church c/o Carolyn Nestor 801 Richman Rd. Moatsville, WV 26405.