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William "Bill" Franklin McBride, Jr.

William "Bill" Franklin McBride, Jr.
  • August 29, 1948 - August 14, 2018
  • Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Building Fund
    405 King Street
    Restoration Fund
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Almost 52 years ago, I met Bill at The Citadel as we became D Company classmates (Class of '70). He was an honorable and good guy. I was also...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Nichols - Houston, TX

“Jacque - We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts prayers. Ron and Laurie Thacker ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: LAURIE THACKER - WAYNESBORO, VA

“Bill was a great D Co classmate. Wish I had kept closer touch but military kept me far away. He was a good man, kind and thoughtful Company mate. My...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Geoffrey Nimmich - Leesburg, VA

“I was a classmate of Bill's at St. Andrews High and my heart aches. May God wrap His arms around you and your family and bring you peace and comfort. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Townsend - Johns Island, SC

“I am sending many prayers of comfort and peace to Bill's family. I did not get to see him much growing up since he lived in Charleston and was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Eleanor Baker - Cheraw, SC

“RIP ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Nance - Columbia, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We were Classmates and friends from the Citadel. May the Dear Lord hold you in His Hand. God Bless you....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pep McPhillips - Daphne, AL


8 of 9 | Posted by: R D - SC

“•Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Petterson - Charleston


William "Bill" Franklin McBride, Jr., 69, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, husband of Jacqueline Zastoupil McBride entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 14, 2018. He died at Embrace Hospice House following an extended illness. His graveside service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunnington Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Bill was born August 29, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina, to the late William Franklin McBride, Sr. and the late Juel Doscher McBride. He was raised in Charleston and attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Church growing up. He attended Charleston public schools and Graduated from St. Andrews High School in West Ashley. In 1970, Bill graduated from The Citadel majoring in Chemistry and Physics. Later, he obtained a Masters Degree in Psychology from USC in Columbia. He was an avid football and basketball fan, following The Citadel Bulldogs and USC.

Bill taught school in Walterboro, McCormick and Charleston, as well as coaching football and baseball. In the early 1980s, he served as headmaster of Cheraw Academy before entering construction in Cheraw. He was the owner and president of Carolina Construction, Inc. from 1987 to 2014. He retired to Murrells Inlet.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline of Murrells Inlet, SC; his son, Billy (Karen) of Florence, SC; his daughter, Kate of Florence, SC; grandchildren, Myriam and Maya McBride of Cosby, TN, and Wells and Collins McBride of Florence, SC; his brothers, Scott McClain (Lisa) of Charleston and David McClain (JoLee) of Hobe Sound, FL; niece, Skylar McClain of Charleston and nephew Daniel McClain of Hobe Sound, FL; special cousins, Cathy Melfi Curtis of Sullivans Island, SC and Reid (Cheryl) McBride of Murrells Inlet, SC; and beloved rescue dog, Gabby.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian McBride.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.