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January 14, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 10, 2013
I am a fellow "McBride" and am in shock about Bill's death. He sounds like my father in some ways. There are a lot of similarities it's eeire. Florida and the USA are loosing a upstanding US Citizen with Bill McBride.
January 08, 2013
Alex,we are deeply sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a grand person . He will be missed by all. Our condolences to you and you family.
January 05, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to Alex, Bert and Lexi. We were shocked and saddened to hear the news and will always remember Bill with fondness and admiration. From the beginning of our lives in Tampa when you welcomed us and brought Kim there to lead the United Way, through our years at the Chamber to the pig roast as we left town. Your friendship and counsel were always appreciated and cherished. Bill was bigger than life and left bigger than life footprints and we were fortunate to know him.
January 01, 2013
Alex and family- I was devastated to just learn about Bill's death. We started in the United States Marine Corps together in November 1969 in the same platoon at OCS and then in the same Platoon at the Marine Corps Basic School where Bill won the top honor in our 250 Marine class as the honor man and winner of the Leadership award. We went to Vietnam together and served in combat and then on Okinawa and then as roommates when we got back to the States when we were stationed at Quantico. Bill was one of the finest Marines I ever served with and I say that having spent 35 years in the uniform of the Marines. General Tom Draude said it earlier that Bill embodied all the of the highest characteristics of service to our country in wartime. I look forward to sending you and the family some additional insights into his service before you all came to know him. I know he considered his family his highest calling and was so proud of all of you and i feel truly blessed to have talked to Bill on the phone several weeks ago and caught up on all the going ons. Semper Fi, Bill Arnold L. Punaro, Major General, United States Marine Corps, ret.
December 31, 2012
Hey Alex, Bert, Lexi and Douglas - We met Mr McBride and Governor to be Alex Sink when she was campaigning for Governor in 2010 at the Marriot with John Morgan in Heathrow. You all sat at the front table with me and granddaughter. McBride was a true Soldier and very friendly gentleman. Your Legacy will last forever. Thank you for your strong will and being a wonderful and great Family gentle man
December 30, 2012
Dear Alex,
I was shocked and so very saddened to learn of Bill's untimely passing. I join the many who recognized him as one of the most decent and caring men ever to be in our lives. I am thankful for having worked with him at Holland & Knight and having him as as friend after and am so grateful I was able to speak with both of you recently in Miami. My condolences to your children and your entire family. Susan
December 30, 2012
Dear Alex and family,

Such sad news about the passing of a wonderful man. The two of you welcomed me to Tampa and the United Way when I moved to the area in 1997. I am grateful for your friendship and will always remember your kindness.

Robin Carson, Williamsburg, Virginia
December 30, 2012
Once a Marine always a Marine...Bill was one of the finest...taps but never forgotten.
from Pat McCollough, SgtMaj, USMC, Retired
December 30, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
December 28, 2012
Alex, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 28, 2012
Bill McBride was and will continue to be an inspirational figure to all who strive to do good for others. I had the good fortune of working for him on the 1991 United Way fall campaign as a member of the Loaned Executive program. His energy and dedication inspired every one of us. He will never be forgotten. May God be with Alex, Lexi and Bert at this most difficult time.
December 28, 2012
Alex and family
Bill was bigger than life. If you needed a smile or a friend, he was always there.
May he be in our memory and may he rest in peace.

Barry & Judith Alpert
December 28, 2012
Back in the mid 1970s when Bill joined Holland & Knight, he was assigned to be our Exchange Bancorporation Legal Counsel. I was starting a department called Policies and Procedures so I was sent to meet Bill. Over the next 5 years or so, Bill and I worked together on Regulations and Legal Documents for the bank. What a pleasure it was to work with such a kind, respectful man. Over the years, Bill and I frequently ran into each other in the elevators or hall ways in the old Exchange Bank Building and then in our new NCNB Headquarters that his firm shared with us. I'll never forget the sweet stories about his kids he would share in the elevator some years later as we both arrived early for work. One day another gentleman who knew Bill joined us and Bill introduced me to him as his "first boss" at Holland & Knight. I know my jaw must've dropped because I had never even thought about the fact that to Bill, I was his first client at the firm. That was Bill though; always one to praise and build up others. He surely gave me a surprise that morning with that introduction and I am very proud to have known him for all those years... One of the kindest men I've ever known. Alex, Lexi, & Bert: You have my sincere condolences. I've also known Alex for many years; from working at the bank to later finding out she was a distant cousin from NC. I recall being in meetings with Alex when she was pregnant with the children. My heart breaks for all of you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 28, 2012
Dear Alex and children: We were saddened of Bill's passing away. I remember United Way He was always there with dedication and hard work.
Few daysa go I ran into Bill at Timpanos, and visited for few minutes.
Bill will be missed.

Luisa and Frank Cisneros, Tampa, Florida
December 28, 2012
Dear McBride family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. McBride and his family always opened their doors to my daughter and nephews (Fred Hicks, Stephan Hicks, and Willonda Windham). He was a class act in every sense of the word and may he rest in peace.
December 28, 2012
Alex
My thoughts and heart are with you Bill was a super person and so well respected.
You both will always be thought of as a perfect couple. It is hard to think Bill has left us----

Dick Turkel
December 28, 2012
Thoughts and prayers during your time of bereavement.
December 28, 2012
Alex, our prayers are with you and your family. Your father has been a neighbor of ours for many years.
December 28, 2012
I am very sad to hear of Bill's passing and am so sorry for your loss. I knew Bill and the McBride family in Leesburg and have admired and respected him and very much appreciated his work. Bill's death is a loss for all of us.
December 28, 2012
Alex, my prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort and keep you.
December 28, 2012
Alex, Bert, and Lexi,
Having a husband and father who created a wonderful legacy for you to reflect on will keep you warm with memories when the days pass into years.
May God embrace you in his transition.
December 28, 2012
We rejoice in a wonderful life that touched so many. May the good Lord bless and keep you all. With love.
December 28, 2012
Alex - We've been out of town and just learned of Bill's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a special man with a good heart. He lives on in you and and your family and in those who were fortunate enough to know him. May God bless and be with you and your children. Doug and Nancy Winton
December 28, 2012
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
December 28, 2012
Alex and Family,
I am shocked and saddened by this news. May God bless Bill and your wonderful family. Sincere condolences and blessings to you and the children.
Terry Greenhalgh, Plant City
December 28, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Alex, Burt and Lexi and Pat. Bill was a fine man who left a great a legacy.
December 27, 2012
Dear Alex, Linda and I were shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Bills commitment and energy led to the success of the Downtown Partnership and United Way. I was fortunate to work closely with him in both these efforts and was impressed with his dedication in any task he accepted. He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him. God Bless.
December 27, 2012
I will miss my friend. He was my hero and I told him so. We met in 1985 at Tampa Chamber. When I was thinking of running for Tax Collector he said I'll support you. When he was running for Governor and came to Dade City and said so many nice things about me I reminded him he was running for Governor not me. I still have his bumper sticker on my truck. This is a terrible loss for our State and Community and for me. May his gifts to us never be forgotten. To Alex and the kids this comes at a difficult time of the year but he was where he wanted to be. I'm in Utah but my heart and thoughts are with you. May God bless you and give you peace.
December 27, 2012
Mr. McBride was a generous and caring man. My condolences to his family and the rest of us as we are minus a great individual. Linda Martin
December 27, 2012
My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the Lord's presence surround you.
December 27, 2012
Alex:
I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was an icon who we will all miss.
December 27, 2012
To the McBride Family,

"Though nothing can bring back the hour
of splendor in the grass
and glory in the flower

we will grieve not,
but rather find
strength in what
remains behind"

our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

warm regards,

Iris and Steven Pastor
(Harry Cohen's mom)
December 27, 2012
Dear Alex, Bert, and Lexi,

Bill was one of my first visitors in Tampa when I arrived at USAA in 1996. As another Marine, we had instant rapport--especially when we learned we had both commanded the same rifle company in Vietnam. He shared a story that he had kept to himself for years and it made our bond even stronger. Like you, I will miss him deeply. He was a devoted husband and father, friend, and a fighting Marine. He embodied our motto,
Semper Fidelis!

Tom Draude
December 27, 2012
Dear McBride Family: Your loss is a loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing or working with Bill. With all his energy and passion, Bill had a huge positive impact on so many. And I'd bet he's not done yet! May fond memories and the love of family and friends be a comfort to you.
December 27, 2012
Alex,
As you may know, Bill was my good friend and was a friend to the Struggle for equal rights for all. Thank God for him and for the great legacy he leaves for your children and your children's children.
December 27, 2012
I met Bill more than ten years ago when he was running for governor. It took no more than a few minutes to know he was truly larger than life. There could not be a more kind, intelligent, thoughtful and true gentleman. He exhibited to me what so many who joined his cause long knew--Bill was a leader in every sense of the word. Just a few months ago I went to his office and he welcomed me with that same graciousness I knew from years ago.

We are all poorer for this loss.

My deepest condolences to Alex, Bert and Lexi; thank you for sharing this amazing man with us.
December 26, 2012
My prayer and sympathy for Mrs. McBride and family.

John 14:1-6

-Pastor William McBride, Winter Garden, Fla.
December 26, 2012
Alex, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so surprised to learn of Bill's passing, much too young. I was one of those hopefulls, doing what we could, eager for Bill to become our Governor.
May you find peace in the days ahead, you'll be in my thoughts.....
Lois Silk
December 26, 2012
May God bless you and be with you, Alex, Bert & Lexi. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Bill was a great man full of good will and generosity. It is a great loss to all of us. I will never forget his personal kindnesses to me.
December 26, 2012
May God bless you and be with you, Alex, Bert & Lexi. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Bill was a great man full of good will and generosity. It is a great loss to all of us. I will never forget his personal kindnesses to me.
December 26, 2012
May God bless you and be with you, Alex, Bert & Lexi. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man full of good will and generosity. It is a great loss to all of us.
December 26, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
December 26, 2012
Alex
Patsy and I were shocked to learn that Bill had passed away. For all of his accomplishments, I will always remember Bill as great Dad. Will keep you all in our prayers.

Rex
December 26, 2012
Alex and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Bill was a great man and he will be missed.
December 26, 2012
May God bless you and be with you, Alex, Bert & Lexi. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man full of good will and generosity. It is a great loss to all of us.
December 26, 2012
May God bless you and be with you, Alex, Bert & Lexi. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a man full of good will and generosity. It is a great loss to all of us.
December 26, 2012
Alex and family my deepest sympathies for your loss. I always admired Bill as a wonderful father, husband, and caring professional. My prayers are with you.
December 26, 2012
May the family of Bill be surrounded by love and light during this grieving time.
December 26, 2012
As a transplanted Democrat from Massachusetts and former State of Florida employee and union member, I was so excited by both Bill and Alex's attempts to become Governor of Florida. Thank you both for caring enough to have tried. God Bless.
December 26, 2012
Bill arrived a little late at my first United Way Board meeting in 1994. He had been up most of the night welcoming his new daughter. So typical, he new how to celebrate and how to care!
December 26, 2012
Alex and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. May God Bless and watch over you all.
December 26, 2012
Bill's classmates from Leesburg High School (and Lee Elementary)have been enormously saddened individually and as a class. Bill showed the same character then as I have read in these notes. I almost burst into tears when I saw the giant headline when getting a Tampa paper at the 7-11. His goodness is known and our sadness is great.
December 26, 2012
A true Florida family. Thank you for your contributions, individually and collectively in maintaining our great heritage that is the state of Florida. Take comfort in those memories.
December 26, 2012
TO THE FAMILY OF MR. MCBRIDE,THE BIBLE PROVIDE THIS COMFORT FOR YOU."THIS IS MY COMFORT IN MY AFFLICTION,FOR YOUR JUDICIAL DECISIONS FROM TIME INDEFINITE,OJEHOVAH,AND I FIND COMFORT FOR MYSELF.MAY YOUR LOVING-KINDNESS SERVE,PLEASE,TO COMFORT ME,ACCORDING TO YOUR SAYING TO YOUR SERVANT."[pslm.119:50,52,76].....ms.mebane
December 26, 2012
Alex, Bert, Lexi & Douglas we are deeply saddened for your loss and will remember Mr. McBride as a wonderful father, husband, neighbor and friend. He did so much for others and will be greatly missed. May God bless you and give you strength during this time of sorrow.
December 26, 2012
Saddened to hear of the death of Mr. McBride. I did not know him personally, only by reputation. Mrs. Sink - I've met you a few times at banking functions over the years and know that the grace and humility you exhibit in your professional life, will help you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. Thoughts and prayers surround you.
December 26, 2012
May Bill fond memories stay close to your hearts. Acts24:15.
December 26, 2012
when peace like a river, attendeth my way,when sorrows like sea bellows roll; Whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say it is well, it is well with my soul. we will miss our friend Bill. Tony Hill (Jax,Fla)
December 26, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 26, 2012
The sign of great leaders is not what they accomplish on their own, but what they accomplish throught others. Bill help some many people in his life time. To alex and family our prays are with you now and the days ahead.
December 26, 2012
On behalf of Fairway Village on Casey Road near Carrollwood Village, thank you for standing by us (pro bono) as our neighorhood faced a lawsuit threat over 10 years ago from 2 current homeowners who didn't want our neighborhood front entrances to be decorated for Christmas. Today we can only put up white lights...no red ribbons, no wreaths, no colored lights during the holidays at our subdivision entrances.

May all our bright lights, red ribbons be shining for you, Bill McBride and Holland & Knight.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God surround you with His Love, Strength during this time.

Sincerely,
Carol Lim
Fairway Village Resident
Tampa, Florida
December 26, 2012
Alex,Bert and Lexi,
When your work is done,
Your course on earth is run,
May it be said,"Well Done",
Be thou at peace.
God Speed Bill.
Semper FI!
Jim McHone,Elgin,SC
Mount Airy High School 1966
December 26, 2012
Dear Alex,
My thoughts and prayers are with Lexi, Bert and you... My deepest sympathy..
December 26, 2012
Remembering all he did for Armwood High School. Jimmye Hudson
December 26, 2012
May you have "the peace of God" to comfort your family during this time of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
December 26, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
December 25, 2012


Our sages tell us that a person's face is considered "a public place": others see us and are affected by what we show them. The Talmud (Baba Batra 9) explains that smiling at someone is an even higher form of charity than giving him money, because the smile will enhance the recipient's well-being on every level of body and soul.
December 25, 2012
May God Bless!
December 25, 2012
Weeping may endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
December 25, 2012
May God be with your family.

Shirley Lloyd
Tampa Florida
December 25, 2012
Alex and family, our heartfelt sympathy at your sudden loss. Knowing Bill from college and thereafter, he has always set a wonderful example for others and we are proud to call him a friend. His legacy will be lasting. His memory will be warm and encouraging for all who knew him.
God Bless.
Allen & Deborah Kynes
December 25, 2012
may the god of comfort be with the family at this time of sadness.
December 25, 2012
My sincere condolences to the McBride family. Your loved one will be missed. God cares and will comfort you with his words (1 Pe. 5:7).
December 25, 2012
We were privileged to have known Bill and are so sorry for your loss. We pray for you and the entire family to be comforted in these days.
December 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 25, 2012
Dear Alex, I send to you and your family my heartfelt sympathy. Bill was a special man. And you as his wife are very special too. Thank you for supporting me so many years ago. Know I truly felt honored by the 2 of you to have that support. I wish I could come down to Tampa to see you. But I can't. I send you blessing for peace and strength to help you and yours get though this unexpected loss. With deepest respect and fondest, Cheryl Davis Knapp
December 25, 2012
Bill and I worked and socialized together on the University of Florida Law Review and later as young lawyers in Tallahassee. We were reunited for his gubernatorial campaign and its aftermath. I will never forget Bill's intelligence, humility and good humor.
December 25, 2012
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW.
December 25, 2012
My son, Steven, flew Bill McBride during his 2002 campaign for Florida governor. In the course of that my wife and I met and spoke with Bill several times. He was a fine, unforgettable man and we are saddened by his passing.
December 25, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with the families during their time of sorrow.
December 25, 2012
God's grace be with you Alex and with the kids. Bill impressed anyone who met him. He understood the issues impacting everyday Floridians. While he is in a better place, he will surely be missed here.
December 25, 2012
My prayers are with the Family. God Bless.
December 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 25, 2012
Ms. Sink and family, May God Bless each and everyone of during this time. I never met Mr. Mc Bride but I amd worked at the larson and fletcher building with DOI now DFS and now i am retired. May our gracious heavenky father wrap his everlasting arms around you all.
December 24, 2012
We will miss him...and thankful for his contribution to mankind. May you feel the grace of God's presence in this time of sorrow.
December 24, 2012
I met Bill while employed at H&K many years ago as a legal secretary to one of the partners. While I was not fortunate enough to know him very well, he was always so gracious, kind and jovial whenever we would see one another in the firm and I felt like I was chatting with a close friend. May God comfort his family at this very difficult time. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and will be missed greatly.
December 24, 2012
Bill was truly a partner and dear friend to me and to all of us at Holland & Knight. He was larger than life and will be greatly missed. Susan and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Alex, Bert and Lexi. May Bill rest in peace.
December 24, 2012
To the family of Bill McBride - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
December 24, 2012
RIP, Mr. McBride
December 24, 2012
Truely a great man, you will be missed Bill, God bless you Alex and family
December 24, 2012
My sincere condolences to Alex and Family. Your lose is shared by many, know God is with you in this sad time. You and your family are in my prayers.
December 24, 2012
Bill McBride lived a life that most can only aspire to. He was unafraid and unapologetic for his beliefs. At the same time, he was gentle, understanding and generous with his time and talents. Hi will be greatly missed.

My deepest sympathies to Alex, Lexi and Bert.
December 24, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the family...He was always good to me at H&K and I smile when I think of the memories made. I was the "guinea pig" for a new H&K program he headed up to pay for college for employees...I graduated in 1998 with H&K's help and then went on to graduate school. I hope the kind words of friends, family and associates are somehow a comfort to his family.
December 24, 2012
Alex, Burt and Lexi, our condolences to you all on this sad occasion. May God Bless you all. Bill was one tough man, but we enjoyed knowing him and you all.
Brad and Claudia Burgess
December 24, 2012
Alex and family, May the Lord watch over you during this most trying time of transition. Remember, Bill was, and you are, loved by this community and this State.
December 24, 2012
Dear alex and family, Your husband is with his savior, the creator of the earth. I voted for you when you ran against now gov. rick scott. I"m so happy Chuck crist is running for mr. scott"s job! CH CRIST is going to beatttttttt SCOTT in a landslide!!! Merry Xmas,and have a better 2013 to all my democratic friends! Silent night, holy night,allis calm,all is bright, and to all a good night!
December 24, 2012
May the Mcbride family find comfort in the words found at Psalms 72:12-14. I am sorry for your loss.
December 24, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in Jesus' words to Martha after Lazarus' death: Your brother will rise. John 11:23 Sarah Watson/Ohio
December 24, 2012
Alex: We are extemely saddened by the loss of Bill. I first met Bill when he was running for governor at a luncheon in Gainesville. Since we both are former gator football players, it was always great fun to talk about the gators, Coach Graves or your son who played at Stanford. The headlines in the Times-Union stated it succinctly:"Bill McBride:Ex-Candidate was larger than life." Our prayers are with you. Gunnar and Cindy Paulson
December 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Alex and family. Bill and your entire family are a great blessing to all of us. Our state and country have lost a great citizen and friend. We are so saddened. We will always remember and appreciate everything Bill did for the legal profession, for our city, our state and our country. With all our love and sympathy , Lillian and Bob Joyce and family
December 24, 2012
What sad news for all of us who knew Bill and admired his immense energy and talent. He was also a brave and courageous man with a big heart. That's what drove him and those of us who worked with him knew it - and he inspired us. We will miss you Bill! Our deepest sympathies extend to Alex, Bert, Lexie, Cheryl and his entire family.

Ben Wacksman and family.
December 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you Alex and the children. I first met Bill when he was Governor of Florida American Legion Boys State in 1962. My father & I visited with Bill and his parents in their home in Leesburg the summer of 1964. What a great guy!
December 24, 2012
What a fantastic and gentle man. A true mensch. Our hearts are with his family, friends, partners and co-workers...
December 24, 2012
I met Bill McBride in 1978 when I started as a "runner" at Holland & Knight and then full-time receptionist. Mr. McBride was one of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He treated everyone equally and I will never forget his smile -- he was a true "gentle man"! My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Tampa has lost a great man!
December 24, 2012
I worked with Bill during my tenure as a county commissioner;his firm was Hillsborough County' s bond counsel.Bill was always the consummate professional,and always a true gentleman.My condolences to Alex and the family. Joe Chillura
December 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 24, 2012
December 24, 2012
May the God of comfort be with the family and friends during this time of distress.
December 24, 2012
May god richly bless this family.
December 24, 2012
Our sincere condolences go out to the McBride Family. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm during this difficult time. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
December 24, 2012
My condolences to Alex and family. During my time as a partner at H&K, Bill was a great colleague and friend. My thoughts are with you during this sad Christmastime for you but I hope you can feel a little warmth by remembering Bill's positive attitude and ever-present humor and how many people truly cared about him.
December 24, 2012
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear one. May God's peace be upon the family members during this time of sorrow.
December 24, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with you all during this time of deep sorrow.
December 24, 2012
My deep sympathy to Alex, Lexi and the McBride family. I met Bill when I worked for his campaign for Governor. I am grateful for his contribution to progressive policy and politics in Florida that have made Florida a safer, better place to live.
December 24, 2012
Good bye Dear Friend. You touched a lot of people and made a differnce in their lives. We love you. John and Anne Torell.
December 24, 2012
When it became known that I would soon retire as a circuit judge, Bill recruited me to join Holland & Knight as if I was some superstar, and while I was there until he left to run for governor, he always treated me in the same manner. He will always be my friend. I will miss him.
December 24, 2012
Thank you for your service
December 24, 2012
Alex and family, I and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, send you our heartfelt condolences at the sudden loss of Bill. He was a great man and will be missed. Sincerely, Dan
December 24, 2012
Alex, my condolences and sympathy to you and your family. Always enjoyed knowing Bill. He was a good man. Charles
December 24, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong. You and your family will be in my prayers.
December 24, 2012
Alex, Burt, Lexi and Cheryle, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Karen Troxel
December 24, 2012
Very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at time.
December 23, 2012
Bill McBride was the most decent and ethical man I ever met. I am honored to have known him as a friend and mentor in my life.

LTC Tyler Bosco
Kandahar, Afghanistan
December 23, 2012
We are so very sorry for your loss. We met Mr. McBride when he was running for Governor and we were two State employees. We were impressed with his ideas for the State, his sincerity, and his warmth. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. - Jean & Dennis Magee
December 23, 2012
May Bill's name always be for a blessing.
December 23, 2012
To Alex, Bert, Lexi and Doug:
How we all will miss the amazing and charismatic BILL MCBRIDE!! He was a great husband, father and lawyer. He was a true leader and fine American. Our hearts are broken too.
Eunice Baros and family
December 23, 2012
Florida has lost a great champion of justice and a true fighter for all Floridians. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
December 23, 2012
This statement was 10 years ago at a fund raiser at Sid Philpots office in Lakeland

Bill said " I told my wife I am going to run for Governor"

His wife Alex said Which state.

That was his joke 10 years ago
I liked him immediately

Greg Mugg
December 23, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss Alex and family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I was honored to have known Bill. May he rest in peace.
December 23, 2012
Just heartbroken that we've lost one of Florida's legacies. You always made those who came in contact with you feel so special. Godspeed, Bill.
December 23, 2012
I am deeply saddened to learn of Mr. McBride's passing and I wish Alex and family nothing but my most sincerest condolences. I only knew him for a brief period but that time made me a better person and ultimately motivated me on to law school and a chance to help others. You will be missed sir but never forgotten.
December 23, 2012
Sad for the loss of Bill, but was glad to have met him!
December 23, 2012
I'll miss you old friend. My deepest sympathy to Alex, Burt and Lexi. Bill was one of the finest men I've ever met.
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