Mr. McBride was born in Washington County and son of the late Hal Tryon & Gertha Henley McBride. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lee McBride and second wife, Eula Mae Payne McBride.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Mr. McBride was a United States Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a Airplane Mechanic. He was an Electrical Engineer at TPI Corporation for 33 years and Solid Waste Manager for Washington County Recycling Centers.
Survivors include seven children, Sharon Thomas (Roger), Roger McBride (Pam), Teresa McBride, Ricky McBride, all of Limestone, Hal Mark McBride (Karen, Hickory, NC, Bobby McBride and Karen Yates, both of Kingsport; four step-children, Jerry Payne (Connie), Telford, Debbie Morrison (Steve) and Johnny Payne (Debbie), all of Johnson City and Janette Payne, Limestone; sister, Joy Tubb (Quentin), Kingsport; brother, John Thomas McBride (Jane), Henderson, NC; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Condolences may be sent to the McBride family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821