SUBLETTE – Vernon “Red” McBride, 83, died July 3, 2014, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.
He was born on March 10, 1931, to Bennett and Mary (Riley) McBride in Rolla.
He married Jackie Farrar Jan. 1, 1978, in Hugoton. She survives.
He was a Korean War veteran, who served as a radar man 1st class in the United States Navy. After retiring from the military, he worked in many fields including as a jeweler and in woodworking. He ultimately retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company in Ulysses in 1991.
He was as avid reader, enjoyed wood working and hunting as well as crossword puzzles and westerns.
He is also survived by two daughters, Kelli Jo Goree and Meghan Urwin, both of Sublette; one brother, Earl McBride, Panama City, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Michael, Jordan and Leslee, all of Sublette, and Jollie of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maxine Hunt; and one grandson, Daniel.
• Funeral Mass will be at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Satanta with the Rev. Jim Dieker presiding.
Burial will follow at Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette.
Memorials are suggested to Kansas Soldier's Home-Activity Fund in care of the funeral home.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.