Age 78, longtime resident of Michigan Center, passed away at his home Tuesday October 26, 2021. He is survived by three children; Tim McBride, Allen (Teresa) McBride and Angel (Dave) Williams, step-daughter; Christy Lee (David) Scott, ten grandchildren; Ricky McBride, Joseph, David, Egil, Leif and Sasha Williams, Chance, Parker, Carter and Cooper McBride, brothers; Odie (Lottie) McBride Jr., Harlan McBride daughter Tammy, sister; Sharon (Edward) St. Onge, former spouses; Sodsai Duyshart and Evelyn Pauline Teeples, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Ricky, brothers; Edward, Arden and George ‘Skeeter’ McBride and sister Florrie Maga and his parents; Odie and Gladys (Broyles) McBride. Allen was a 1961 graduate of Michigan Center High School. He then served the nation in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He began his trade as a CNC Lathe operator for 25 years at Wyman Gordon and 15 years at Kellogg Crankshaft before retiring. He enjoyed visits to casinos and spending time with his family. He had coached Little League with his sons in their youth but his passion later in life was golfing. If the sun was out and the temperature was above 60 he was with his best buddy Gary Rowley at Pine Hollow Golf Course, this was Allen’s favorite place to be and where he had acquired all 5 of his Hole in One’s. He was very grateful for the friendship and courtesies extended by Lance Avery, the Pine Hollow owner. Mr. McBride has been cremated. A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held at Arthur-Day Funeral Home Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11 am with Reverend Larry Rubingh officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 2-4 pm. Private interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan will take place at a later time with full Military Honors. Contributions in his memory are directed to the Michigan Center Public Schools (400 S. State, Michigan Center, MI 49254) designated to the McBride Boyz Scholarship Fund.
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McBride Boyz Scholarship Fund (Michigan Center High School)
400 S. State Street, Michigan Center MI 49254