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December 03, 2023

Edgar Wayne McBride

Wayne McBride

Edgar Wayne McBride, age 92, life-long resident of Taylorsville until a recent move to Texas, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Born November 14, 1928, in Alexander County, Wayne graduated from Taylorsville High School and NC State University. He and Mary Lou were married in December 1949. He has missed her since her passing in September 2019.

Wayne was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church, served as a deacon for many years along with other roles over the years in the church. After graduating college, he spent his working years selling agricultural compounds primarily with Robertson Fertilizer and Allied Chemical, retiring in 1990. He and Mary Lou traveled extensively over the years both before and after retirement. Their travels took them to Germany, France, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, and all 50 of the United States.

He is survived by his daughters, Janet Drewry and her husband, Barzie, and Patricia Tyburski and her husband, David; grandson, Lee Drewry, and great-grandson, Gavin Drewry; and sister Nancy Deal, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne is pre-deceased by his wife Mary Lou, parents Ed and Lundia, and sister Hazel.

Visitation will be held at Alexander Funeral Service on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 6-8 pm. Mr. McBride’s service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Mt. Herman Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mt. Herman Baptist Church, PO Box 697, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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  1. Chris W Rhyne on July 22, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Wayne was a good friend. We rode motorcycles together for several years. I remember those days and cherish them greatly. Wayne & Mary Lou came to my wedding (Donna Bumgarner Rhyne) in 1996. I have never met any of the family (Janet and Patricia). I know this for sure, that no one could have had better parents. Based on my many times on the road with Wayne, he and Mary Lou were very proud of their daughters and family. May Lord Jesus and Father be with you.
    Love Donna & Chris

    • PJ McBride on July 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you Chris! Dad always spoke highly of you and enjoyed the motorcycle rides.

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