Jellico native Pat McClary began his storied banking career at Chattanooga’s Ridgedale Bank/Hamilton National Bank in 1954, after serving in Korea for the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Carson Newman College and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. After two decades, he went back to his hometown to take over as president of Union Bank. Under his leadership, the institution, which would later become UBank, experienced significant growth. McClary retired in 1994, but continued to serve as chairman of the board until 2020. He has served many civic and community service organizations, including the Kiwanis Club, Jellico Community Hospital Chairman of the Board, Dayspring Health Board, and the Gem City Development Corporation, as well as serving as deacon and treasurer of First Baptist Church for many years.