James Michael McBride
James Michael McBride, 52, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Fernandina Beach, Fla. He was born in Beckley, W. Va. to James R. McBride and Sharon K. Redden-McBride on Sept. 13, 1966.
Mike served in the Navy, in the wolf pack, on boats in South America as a diesel mechanic. He was a devoted family man and loved watching his sons play high school and college football. He was an avid fan of WVU. He also loved to hunt and was a car enthusiast.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon K. Redden McBride; his sister, Sandra K. McCallister, and grandparents Drewry and Bertha McBride and Edward and Christine Redden.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia S. Ferm-McBride; two sons, Sean M. McBride and Ian R. McBride; father, James R. McBride and stepmother, Donna McBride; sister, Susan (Benny) Hylton; stepsister, Julie Dillinger-Bolen (Arthur Bolen); stepbrothers, Barry Dillinger (Melissa) and Billy (Maria) Dillinger and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service was held in his honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Hilliard, 15850 County Road 108, Hilliard, FL 32046 with Senior Pastor Josh Tillman officiating.
A second memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Weirwood Baptist Church in Beckley, W. Va. with Tom Lilly, senior pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 and/or First Baptist Church of Hilliard’s Building Fund, 15850 C.R. 108, Hilliard, FL 32046. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of Arlington Park Funeral Home, 6920 Lone Star Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-724-6384. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at ArlingtonParkFuneralHome.com.