OSWAL E. "RED" MCBRIDE1921 - 2007
Oswal E. "Red" McBride went Home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 29, 2007.Red was born on November 22, 1921, to Thomas and Bama McBride. He graduated from Chumuckla High School and was a member of the State basketball championship team from Chumuckla High School in 1941.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II with the 95th Signal Company. He retired in 1978 from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Pensacola, Florida.During his retired years, he and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping in their Winnebago, fishing, and attending all the activities of their four grandchildren who they loved dearly.He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and six sisters.Red is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Faustine; a son and his wife, Ed and Rebecca McBride; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Dane Allen, four grandchildren, Jeff Allen, Staci (Keith) Yates, Randy McBride and Amy (Darren) Robinson; four great-grandchildren , Kinsey Hassell, Bryce Yates, Jake McBride and Haley Robinson.Visitation will be Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Traylor and the Reverend Eugene Steele officiating.He will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.Memorials may be made to Olive Baptist Church or Covenant Hospice.FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/1/2007.