Obituaries

Obituaries

Walter Guy "Wally" McBride 1938 - 2007 Lawrence

Services for Walter Guy "Wally" McBride, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mr. McBride died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born June 17, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert Willard and Virginia Ruth Ludwig McBride. He graduated from College High School in Bartlesville, Okla., in 1956 and from Oklahoma State University with a degree in business administration in 1960.Mr. McBride served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963. He was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. He worked for Phillips Petroleum from 1963 to 1978. He was a Phillips 66 distributor and owner, with his brother Bob, of M&M Oil Co. in Lawrence from 1978 to 2004. He retired in 2004.He was a member of Westside Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, Lawrence Country Club and Alvamar Country Club.He married Sherry M. Swearngin on June 11, 1960. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Michelle Burmeister and husband, Doug; two sons, Matt and wife, Gina, and Kurt and wife, Dionne; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Broc and Britanny Burmeister and Mason, Morgan, Jacob and Emma McBride; and other family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to Westside Presbyterian Church, Lawrence Humane Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the funeral home.E-mail condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>, subject: McBride.