Services for John Wallace McBride, 90, of Marietta will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Marietta’s First Baptist Church with Pastor Shane Norton officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jason Langley and the Rev. Gloria McGee-Denton. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, will follow under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta, with honors provided by the OHP Honor Guard.
Born July 29, 1927, in Jimtown, Okla., John was the son of Wallace and Sallie Kirk McBride. He passed away Monday at his residence.
John, a resident of Love County most of his life, attended Jimtown School through eighth grade and graduated from Leon High School with the class of 1945. He was with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for 20 years, in construction for eight years, in addition to several other business ventures. Always involved in community affairs, John had been a member of the Optimist Club, Lions Club and the Breakfast Club, and as long as his health permitted, volunteered with the Love County Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and the Food Pantry. He was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Marietta. His hobby was gardening; every year he delighted in sharing his vegetables with family and friends. John and the former Mary Ahnawake “Wakie” Plunkett were married in Marietta on Nov. 19, 2005.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ruby M. McBride on May 24, 2003; daughter, Johnnie Ann White on Dec. 5, 2014; and sister, Maxine Taliaferro on Jan. 30, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. “Wakie” McBride of the home; daughter, Linda Faulkenberry and husband, Larry, also of Marietta; brother, Harvey McBride and wife, Marie, of Lawton; three grandchildren, Dr. Thomas Faulkenberry, Shelly Early and Joyce White; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as casket bearers will be Joe Pete Martin, Ken Delashaw, Paul Riley, Carl Gragg, Jerry McGill and Mark Segler. Honorary bearers are Clay Robertson, Marty Grisham, Steve Hendrickson, Billy Early, Ryan Hilmes, Dr. Thomas Faulkenberry, Larry Faulkenberry, Jack Plunkett, Mike Plunkett, the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Love County Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and the Volunteer Christian Builders.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Baptist Home for Girls – 13976 Anthony Lane, Madill, OK 73446.
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