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Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Father Paul Hartley.
Music provided by: Kevin Morris - soloist.
Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Deppe, Bob Thompson, Daryl Cross, Rick Grant, Dave Strassner and Nolan Miller.
Harry Leon McBride passed away at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Leon had lived and worked for many years in the Vandalia area. After school, he joined the U. S. Marines Corps where he served his country. Just prior to and after his service in the Marines, Leon worked at the International Shoe Factory in Vandalia. In 1958, he started working at White Lumber Yard and after a few years, he went into partnership and purchased the lumber yard in Vandalia. Leon managed the lumber yard until his retirement in 1986. He helped at the Malimore Hunting Resort near Louisiana for several years. After retirement Leon continued to work, painting in homes for many people in Vandalia. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia and looked forward to being around family and friends. Leon had many hobbies and enjoyed spending time outdoors and out at the farm. His hobbies included quail hunting, golf, pool and softball. He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and always looked forward to spending time with his three granddaughters, Jessica, Brianna and Megan.
Born: December 3, 1930 in Zearing, Iowa the son of Harry Leo and Evaline (Palmer) McBride.
Married: Janice Elaine Hoagland on May 31, 1958 at the St. Clement Catholic Church.
Survivors include: wife, Janice of Vandalia; two sons: Darrell McBride of Harrisonville, Missouri; H. Bradley McBride and friend, Sharon Herin of Columbia, Missouri and their children, Jessica McBride, Brianna McBride, Megan Owens, Tori Herin, Mati Herin and Andrew Herin; two brothers: twin brother, Leo and wife, Carolyn McBride and Larry McBride all of Vandalia; two sisters: Mary and husband, Dean Andrews of Farber; Delores and husband, Nolan Miller of Bowling Green; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents and one son, David Wayne McBride.
Memorials are encouraged to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia or to the American Cancer Society.
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