Thurman McBride

Obituary of Thurman McBride

G. Thurman McBride, age 96, of Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his home. Mr. McBride was born in Lee County on April 6, 1923 to Raymond and Lillie Mae McBride. Thurman served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Asheboro Friends Meeting. He was retired from Bossong Hosiery with over 28 years of service. Thurman was an avid farmer and a charter member of the Randolph Livestock Association. He was the owner of McBride's Economy Auto, an authorized Schwinn Bicycle dealership. Thurman was a former member of the Randolph County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Helena Allred McBride; daughters, Cynthia M. Pierce of Asheboro and Nancy M. Byrd (Larry) of Winston-Salem; son, Garry T. McBride of Asheboro; grandchildren, Laura Hurley (Ben), David Pierce (Lynn), Andrew Byrd (Melissa), and Emily Byrd; and great grandchildren, Sarah Hurley, Braxton Byrd, Katee Pierce, and Danica Pierce. Thurman's body will lie in state on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with limited seating due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Officiating will be Rev. David Millikan, Rev. Ben Hurley, and Rev. Ray Lambe. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Asheboro Friends Meeting, P. O. Box 987, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009, www.hospiceofrandolph.org.
Saturday
21
March

The body will lie in state

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Pugh Funeral Home
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Sunday
22
March

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Pugh Funeral Home Chapel
437 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Sunday
22
March

Final Resting Place

3:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Oaklawn Cemetery
Albemarle Road
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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