William McBride

William Douglas McBride

Funeral Services for William Douglas McBride, of Jonesboro, retired Chief of Security for Louisiana Tech University, will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10 AM in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, with Rev. Malcolm Self and Rev. Billy Mac McBride officiating. Mr. McBride was born April 7, 1923 and passed away on October 2, 2012. He was 89.

Mr. McBride is survived by three sons; Rickey McBride and wife Mary Lynn of Jonesboro, LA, Keith McBride and wife Debbie of Gilmer, TX, and Randy McBride of Jonesboro, LA; one stepson, Glen McBride and wife Daphne of Jonesboro, LA; one daughter, Patricia McBride Garner of Jonesboro, LA; daughter-in-law, Mary Edith McBride of Ruston, LA; one brother, Ronnie McBride and wife Jimmeree of Jonesboro, LA; two sisters, Kay Hogan of Jonesboro, LA, and Genelle Trahan and husband Johnny Duchesne of Jonesboro, LA; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; longtime companion Bonnie Gideon of Haughton, LA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. McBride was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Vera McBride; his wife, Teal Miles McBride; son, Garland McBride; two brothers, Kenneth and Harold Wayne McBride.

Pallbearers will be, Mike McBride, Dan McBride, Jeffrey McBride, Brandon Garner, Clay Garner, Matt Morse, Nick Tolar, and Joseph Cordaro. Honorary pallbearers will be, Eric McBride and Jamie Lebrun.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Forest Haven Nursing Home for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Zion Rest Cemetery Fund.

You may send online condolences to the family at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com

Published in The News Star on Oct. 4, 2012