Robert "Bob" L. McBride

July 20, 1943February 23, 2019

Robert “Bob” L. McBride of Hickory, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born on July 20, 1943, he was the son of the late James F. McBride and Irene Baker McBride. Robert was a sales representative for the Donnie Paul Associates until his retirement. All his family and friends loved his sense of humor. His remarkable sense of humor will certainly be missed by family and friends. Robert’s pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He so enjoyed vacationing with his family in the mountains at Maggie Valley. Robert was married to Jean Taylor McBride for 57 years. He is survived by his wife Jean Taylor McBride; son, Robert Heath McBride; daughter, Melinda Dawn Mullis and husband Chad; grandchildren, Jaxon Mullis, Laken McBride, and Colby Phillips; brother, James E. McBride; nephews, Mark and Jeffery McBride; several great nieces and nephews. The family appreciates the loving care and support of the Catawba Valley Medical Center nursing staff while Robert was a patient there. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 3: 00 p.m. at Bethel Evangelical Reformed Church. The family will receive friends following the service. Rev. Ann Wepner will be officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Evangelical Reformed Church, 4547 Bethel Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602 or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 744806, Atlanta, GA 30374-4806.


  • Bethel Evangelical Reformed Church
  • American Heart Association


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Robert "Bob" L. McBride

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Jaxon Mullis

February 26, 2019

Pawpaw, I miss you so much already. I am sad you are not with me anymore but happy you aren't in pain any longer. You gave me lots of memories to carry in my heart. I am being strong and will always make you proud!

Love, BIG BOY(Jaxon)

Betty Burcham Hildreth

February 25, 2019

My heart is sad with the loss of one of my favorite first cousins,"little Robert "to me for years. Growing up we were close and spent many hours at each others home. Jean,my friend,you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I pray for comfort and peace at this time. I just know all the McBrides are having the best time in Heaven.

Love to all...Betty Burcham Hildreth
Rockingham NC