Walter McBride - November 05, 2013
Walter C. “Grandpa Mac” McBride, age 100, passed away on Nov. 5, 2013, at the Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia, Mo. He was born on Aug. 18, 1913, in Wauneta, Neb., son of George and Mahala Trembley McBride.
On Feb. 24, 1946, in Shreveport, La., he married Leslie Burkhalter and she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1999.
“Mac” graduated high school in 1931 in Wauneta, Neb. He then served in the Army during WWII. He moved to Humansville, Mo., in 1951 where he still continued to farm.
While living in Humansville he was very active in the United Methodist Church where he served as an usher and on many other numerous committees. While living in Humansville he was a leader in the Busy Bee 4-H Club in Hickory County.
After retiring “Mac” moved to Sedalia in 1993. He then became a member of the First United Methodist Church where he continued to be very active. He was also a member of the 40 & 8 in Sedalia and the American Legion in Humansville, Mo. He was a member of the first Show Me Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He enjoyed attending church and spending time with his family.
“Mac” is survived by two sons: Cliff McBride and his wife Cheryl of Sedalia and Donald McBride and his wife Diana of Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by a son-in-law, Jim Shores of Warrenton, Mo. There are seven grandchildren and five great granddaughters with the sixth due in December.
He was preceded by one daughter, Kay Shores; three brothers and three sisters.
A celebration of his life was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, with Rev. Jim Downing, Jr. officiating at the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center located at 1701 West 32nd Street in Sedalia, Mo. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Celebration Center.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements were by Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home at 701 South Osage in Sedalia, Mo. For information you may call 1-660-826-2622. You may also leave condolences on line at ewingschuttesemlerfh.com.