Robert “Bob” Pierson McBride

Robert “Bob” Pierson McBride, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Mennonite Friendship Communities in South Hutchinson. He was born May 27, 1928, in Hutchinson, to Robert H. and Cleo (Hanning) McBride.

Bob graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1946 and went to work as a carpenter’s apprentice. He was inducted into the United States Army in 1950 and served during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1956. Bob then worked for English Construction Company, Foy Construction Company, and Doskocil’s until his retirement. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and volunteer fireman for the South Hutchinson Fire Department for 35 years, serving as Fire Chief. Bob was a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church.

He married Marita J. Base on Aug. 20, 1954, in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Kalvin and wife Cindy of Florissant, Colo., and Scott and wife Selah of Jemison, Ala.; daughters, Kim Lowen and husband Jim of Hutchinson, and Sandra Groves and husband Michael of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Herbert; and sister, Jane Hildebrandt.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at South Hutchinson United Methodist Church, 206 E. Ave. E, South Hutchinson, with the Reverends Claire Gadberry and Robert Conway officiating. Private family burial will take place at the Fairview Cemetery, Elmer, with military honors conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the family home.

Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Reno County, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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