Funeral services for David Russell McBride, Jr., 85, of Edgewood, were held Monday, March 4, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Edgewood. Burial was at Small Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. He passed away March 1, 2019, at his home in Edgewood.
He was born April 24, 1933, in the Bright Star Community near Wills Point to parents, David Russell Mc-Bride, Sr. and Velma Katy Peckham McBride.
After graduating from high school, he married Gladys Mae Woodruff on July 18, 1953, in Rockwall.
He enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country for two years and was discharged at Fort Hood.
David was self-employed for 36 years manufacturing coils and springs as a co-owner of Spring Engineers in Dallas until he sold in 1986.
He and Gladys have been members of the Edgewood community since 1980 and are members of the First Baptist Church.
He served on the Edgewood ISD School Board and also the South Tawakoni Water Board earlier in his life.
From 1988, he built metal buildings in East Texas, farmed, ran cattle and bailed hay until June of 2018. He loved his family and enjoyed their family gatherings.
He is preceded in death by his, parents, David and Velma McBride; brother, Freddy Burdon McBride; and granddaughter, April Dodd.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys McBride, of Edgewood; daughters, Debbie Treadway and husband, Don, of Edgewood and Judy Lynn Dodd and husband, Billy, of Bullard; grandsons, Don David Treadway and wife, Stacy, of Edgewood, Randall Todd Treadway and wife, Bree, of Edgewood, Jeremy Lynn Treadway and wife, Cassandra, of Edgewood, Porter Duane Tread-way and wife, Brandi, of Edgewood and Brent Dodd and wife, Jenny, of Bullard; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Spradlin of Holtom City, Louise Boles of Forney and Joyce Faye Moore of Kaufman.