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William “Bill” McBride (12-28-2017)
Bill was born on
May 29, 1946 in El Dorado,
AR, and passed
away on December 9,
2017 in Farmerville,
In 1956 he graduated
Watkins High School,
in Ladue, MO, then
after high School he
College in Shreveport,
LA., and graduated
with a BSBA
and attended on Basketball
He started working
for Industrial Gas
Business in October
1970 in the manufacturing, sales and services of
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Helium,
Hydrogen and Packaged Gasses plus On-Site Plants
and pipelines from Plants. He travelled extensively,
domestically, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
His words were that the US is the best country in the
world and always glad to put his feet back on US soil.
Throughout his career he lived in St, Louis, MO,
Leneza, KS, Springfield, MO, Warren, Ohio, New
Orleans, LA, Spring TX, On Lake Conroe, TX, Rochester,
NY, Downers Grove, IL, Birmingham, AL and
Guntersville, AL. He also served his country in the
US Army Reserve. He was an avid fisherman, of bass
and white perch and crappie. In his golfing days; he
was ranked 35th in the US Senior Amateur Society
of Seniors with many years of enjoyment in both
sports receiving numerous awards and trophies.
After retirement he moved to Farmerville, LA from
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl
McBride. Survivors include his mother Verna A.
McBride of Farmerville, LA; daughter, Kimberly
Donnelly and husband Adam of Fort Bragg, NC; sisters,
Deborah McBride Pruitt of St. Elizabeth, MO.
and nephew William Gilpin of Holts Summit, MO.
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