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Ralph L. “Bud” McBride Jr.

Ralph L. “Bud” McBride Jr., of Markle passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at his residence. He was 82 years old.

He was an independent truck driver and drove on and off over the years for various companies. He owned and operated “The Shoe Cobbler” in Fort Wayne from 1978 until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of Markle United Methodist Church and the Texas Coastal Bend Jammers of Rockport, Texas. McBride enjoyed jamming with his friends, playing, and singing at local events and nursing homes. He loved to drive and travel, spending winters in South Texas and enjoyed family genealogy. He enjoyed motorcycles in his younger years. He was a member of the Gospel Barn in Bluffton.

McBride was born on March 3, 1940, in Markle, to Ralph L. and Ruth R. (King) McBride, Sr. He was united in marriage to Margaret A. Frederick on June 1, 1957, in Markle. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2020.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Rick) Deubner of South Whitley, Kathryn (Shawn) Klepper of Hicksville, OH; two sons, Fred (Ceci) McBride of Fredricksburg, TX, Mike (Tina) McBride of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Kimberly A. McBride Miller, Connie S. Parsons; two brothers, Bill McBride, Steve McBride; a sister, Janet Will; two grandsons, Cory Nichols and Harry McMurray.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, from 3 – 7:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel with Mark Pope officiating.

Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.


Memorial donations can be made out to Franklin Graham Ministries in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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