James Howard McBride, son of the late Dee Dudley and Ella Marie Barnett McBride, was born in Thornton, Ark., on June 16, 1921, and died at his home in Belton, Texas, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the age of 83.
Mr. McBride had lived in Southeast Missouri many years ago. He had spent almost 14 years in the U.S. Army and had lived in Texas for many years. He owned and operated Mac's Barber Shop in Belton and Thornton Barber Shop in Killeen. He had also served as a police officer in Belton and Killeen and was a member of the VFW Post 4008 and the Key's Valley Baptist Church.
On April 9, 1949, he was married to Elsie Thornton in Flat, Texas.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie McBride of Belton, Texas; two sons, Charles Dee McBride of Belton, Texas, and James William McBride of Elk City, Okla.; five daughters, Nancy Elizabeth Guthrie, Faye Denise Niles, Kathy Renae Pickett, and Patricia Ann Gunter, all of Belton, Texas, and Bernice Guthrie of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gale McBride of Dexter.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. April 20, 2005, in the Dossman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Roark officiating.
Interment will follow in the Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport, Texas. Information is provided by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.