Viewing Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Foston Funeral Home.Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Charles Avery McBride was born in Medon, Madison County, Tennessee, April 16, 1930, to Walter Mose McBride and Velma Almeda (Croom) McBride. He was the 9 th child of 13 children. He transitioned July 12, 2020. Charles attended Marshall Chapel School, received Certificate of Supplemental Training Degree in 1988 and 1989 by the State Area Vocational Technical School, Jackson, Tennessee. He was employed as Superintendent of the Jackson City Street Department in Public Works in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, worked for many years at Colonial Bakery and was founder of the McBride Construction Company, LLC. Charles was united in holy matrimony to Willie Mae (Smith) McBride. To this union five children were born. In 2012, he was united in holy matrimony to Juanita (Stewart-Ballard) McBride. Charles was a member of the Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church, active member of the Men’s Ministry and Community Outreach. He was a member of the Shriner and Mason Civic Society, and member of the Jackson Pioneer Men’s Organization. A collector and lover of jazz music, enjoyed gardening, a great cook, and faithfully committed member of the Clarksville YMCA.Charles leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Juanita (Stewart-Ballard) McBride, four daughters: Velma McBride Murry (Acie C. Murry, Jr.), Franklin, TN; Charlese Yvonne McBride (Larry Brown), Barbara McBride-Johnson (Arthur Johnson), and Maxine McBride-Jackson (Ron Jackson), all of St. Louis, MO, and two stepson, Frank Ballard, Jr. (Lisa), Hermitage, TN and Houston Ballard (Stacey) Mt. Juliet, TN. One brother (Robert McBride (Penny), St. Louis, MO, and three sisters: Hazel McBride, Ann Blackburn, of St. Louis, MO, and Lillian Williamson, Jackson, TN. Fourteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of Charles’ dedication to education, please send donation to Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church. Charles A. McBride Scholarship Fund 900 Franklin St Clarksville, TN 37040