Roger L. McBride Jr.

Roger L. McBride, Jr
Norfolk - Roger Leonard McBride, Jr., 85, of the 1300 block of Creamer Rd., died Feb. 3, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Norfolk and was the son of the late Roger and Mary McBride. Roger was preceded in death by his wives, Patricia Brown McBride and Audrey G. McBride; and his brother, Raymond.
Roger was a civil engineer with Norfolk & Western Railroad and retired after 41 years of service and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was past Post Commander of VFW Post 3160. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan and loved to fish and bowl.
Roger is survived by his children, Linda Royse Byrd, Roger "Lenny" McBride III and Catherine Anne McBride Schafer (Paul Wilson); a daughter-in-law, Jean A. Redgate; grandchildren, Gary "Gene" and Ron Royse, Brandy McBride Hamilton (Brian), and Dan, Steve, Michael (US Army), and Nathan Schafer; great grandchildren, Lesley, Stephen (US Air Force) and Taylor; and his dog, Nikki.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Rehab Center at Beth Sholom, Medi Home Hospice and Christina from Cozy Home Care.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A reception will follow at Roger's home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at


Funeral Home

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory - Tidewater Drive Chapel
8464 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-0177

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 7, 2013