Floyd I. McBride
Floyd I. McBride, 79, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. He was born to Lee Forrest and Violet (Smitley) McBride. He was married to Rochelle L. (Jones) Smitley.
He was a graduate of Decatur High School Class of 1951. He owned and operated McBride & Son Welding in Decatur. The business was started by his grandfather Ira McBride and his father Lee McBride in 1946. The business is now owed and operated by his son Brad McBride since 1984, when Floyd retired after 32 years.
During the 1990’s, he went on four mission trips to Jamaica with the First Missionary Church in Berne. He was a member of the Decatur Moose Lodge #1311 for 50 years. He loved to play the harmonica and crochet afghans that were given to the First United Methodist Church for their Caring Cover Ministry.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; two sons, Brad McBride of Decatur; and Jeffrey (Denise) Smitley of Vandalia, Michigan; six daughters, Dawn (Jack) Crandal of Churubusco; Linn (Carl) Fore; Mona (Joe) Smith; and Jody Garwood, all of Decatur; LaNae (John) Abnet of Berne; and Cassandra (Blair) Ballard of Lakeland, Florida; brother, Matthew McBride of Huntertown; three sisters, Georgia (Glen) Mygrant of Bluffton; and Lana (Gene) Wolfe; and Brenda (Mark) Frisch, both of Fort Wayne; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Randy Weiland; and great-grandson, Daniel McBride.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Martha Lyon. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the praise team of the First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.