James McBride, Sr.
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James Thomas McBride Sr, 83, of Tyler, Texas, passed away on December 29, 2013, of lung cancer.
The funeral service will be held January 3, 2013 at 2 PM at Lakewood Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev James Sandy of Heritage Christian Life Center will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 1PM at Lakewood Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lakewood Memorial Park Funeral Home.
James was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on August 23, 1929. He graduated from Bellevue High School and served as an electrician in World War II and rated expert with M1 rifle, decorated with a WWII medal. James worked as Chief of Supply Services, Dept. of Veterans Affairs for 30 years, with his last duty station at Houston, TX . He enjoyed building things, reading, spiritual searching and his relationship with God.
James is survived by wife, Crystal Roseen, children, James Thomas McBride Jr, Bobbie Elaine McBride Wagner, Richard Ray McBride, Vera Angelina McBride Cross, Dovie Lynn McBride, Nancy Jeanette McBride Stiefer, James Thomas McBride III, Ernest Earl McBride, John Allen McBride, twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, one niece, Patricia Dale Schmidt Sandy, four nephews, Kenneth Michael Finkley, David Brian Schmidt, James Paul Schmidt, Glenn Allen Schmidt, and numerous other family and friends.
James is preceded in death by his father, James Casper McBride, his mother, Dovie Gertrude Roper McBride, his sister, Charlie Mae (Charlene), and grandson, Clarence (Cary) Anderson Cross Jr, son of Vera Angelina McBride Cross and Clarence Anderson Cross Sr (deceased).
Published in Clarion Ledger on Jan. 3, 2013