John A. McBride
John A. McBride
  • February 12, 1946 - November 1, 2016
  • Xenia, Illinois

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JOHN A. "BIG JOHN" McBRIDE, 70, of Xenia, IL passed away at 4:15pm Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his residence.

John was born February 12, 1946 in Orchard Township in Wayne County, IL to Roscoe and Wreatha (Miley) McBride. He married Carol McManaway in 1987.

John was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.

John is survived by two sons Timothy (Kammie) McBride of Xenia, IL and Travis Forth of Cisne, IL; one sister Shirley (and the late George) Burgess of Xenia, IL and one brother-in-law Olaf Burgess of Mississippi and six grandchildren Alexa, Owen, Olivia, Eva, Kayle, and Corrinna and three great grandchildren Kamryn, Kayson, and Rayvn. He is also survived by cherished friends Larry, Charlie, and Wayne.

Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Betty Burgess and great grandson Kamden.

A Celebration of Life will be at noon Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Dagg's Auction Barn at Orchardville. Disposition of John's ashes will be private at the family farm which he loved.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.