He attended Williamsburg County School System and was a graduate of Kingstree Senior High in 1990. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy. He also attended Kaplan University and majored in Computer Support Technology. Later in life, he furthered his education at Mesilla Valley Training Institute, where he completed the Professional Commercial Driving Training Program and received his CDL in 2016.
At an early age, Tony attended the Apostolic Faith Church in the Holy Woods Community. After leaving home, he later joined Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tony was a gregarious individual. He enjoyed working on cars, traveling, and had great work ethics. Tony loved his family members dearly, especially his children.
Tony’s brother, Anthony McClary, preceded him in death.
Tony leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother, Johnnie Bell McClary of Kingstree; his fiancée, Layonnaw White of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters, Latonya Renee Munroe (Michael) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Keshandria April Francois and A’lonna White of Nashville, Tennessee; one daughter he reared as his own, Arionna White of Nashville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Marlo Francois, Jr., and Madison Francois; two sisters, Janice Brown(Murray) and Ruth Staggers-Wilson of Kingstree; one brother, Joseph Durant McClary, Jr., of Kingstree; four aunts: Lirlease Gamble and Isabell Wilson of Kingstree, Ruby Gilchrist of Atlanta, Georgia, Rosa Gilchrist of Hephzibah, Georgia; a special niece, Brittany Wilson of Kingstree; a special cousin, Erica Tucker of Memphis, Tennessee; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.