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In Memory Of Our Poets

Richard Douglas 'Doug' McBride (1930-2019) - Class Of 1948

Richard Douglas 'Doug' McBride, October 11, 1930 - July 17, 2019, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Sarah McBride, Sr.; sister-Helen M. Lawrence; two brothers, William "Bill Jr." and Raymond McBride.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he lived and worked in Montgomery, Alabama until retirement. He then moved to Trussville to be near his growing family.

Doug graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1948, then from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1952 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. That same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Hyde, and entered the United States Army.

After an Honorable Discharge, he started a dairy business as owner and manager of his dairy farm. Doug loved the outdoors, Auburn's football and basketball, the Atlanta Braves, Dove and Quail Shoots and First Baptist Church "fast-pitch" softball where he played and later coached. He also served as a referee for high school and Junior college football and basketball games.

Doug is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Hyde McBride of 67 years; his daughters, Susan M. Marlow; Paige M. Manning (Gene); Amy M. Bowden (Cecil). Grandchildren: Gray M. Norris (Justin) Jackson, Mason, Meghan; Mallory Marlow (baby Norah); Courtney M. Stodghill (Brad) Malen and Harper; Haley B. Smith(Zac) Sawyer, Levi, Esther, and Shepherd; Kristen B. Campbell (Jon) Samuel and Rosemary. Also, a host of many wonderful nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Leak Memory Chapel, from 1:00pm-2:00 pm, with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

The family is grateful for the loving care shown by St. Vincent Hospital Hospice nurses and aides; our gracious love of sitters Johnny and Senequa.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on July 21, 2019