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Joseph W. Mcbride

Joseph William McBride, 67, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born October 28, 1952 in Wichita, KS, he was one of three children of Joseph Gilford McBride and Dorothy Marie (Weiss) McBride Traxler.

Joe was a 1970 graduate of Wichita North High School. He then earned a B.S. in Automotive and Electrical Engineering from Pittsburg State University.

On September 7, 1974 in Pittsburg, KS, he married Wanda L. (Wolf). To this union two children were born, Kimberley and Jeffery.

Joe was an automotive instructor at State Fair Community College from 1974 to 1978, and then started his 29 year career at Waterloo Industries, where he was an electrical engineer.

His favorite pastime was antique cars. He was happiest when he was in his garage working on cars. Joe was proud of his ’51 Hudson Hornet, which he affectionately named “Mary Jane.” He used to go to Hudson meets all over the country. He was a member of the West Central MO Car Club.

Joe also enjoyed traveling and fishing. He was a member of Sedalia Lodge 236 AF & AM.

Joe was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Wanda of the home; two children, Kimberley Miller of Sedalia, and Jeffery McBride (Jennifer) of Nixa; four grandchildren, Drake Miller, Eleanor Miller, James Grother-McBride, and JayAnna McBride; a brother-in-law, Larry Veach; three nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step parents, Robbie and Rachel Traxler; two sisters, Mary Veach and Josephine McBride (in infancy); and son-in-law, David B. Miller.

A visitation will be held at Heckart Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Following the visitation, Joe’s family will receive guests at the local home of a family member. Details and information will be available through the funeral home. A private interment service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at the funeral home, to be given to State Fair Community College Foundation, honoring his work and dedication to the students and departments which he served.
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