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McBride, Dr. Jack E.
Dr. Jack E. McBride, 78, of Monmouth, died at 1:05 A.M. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at his home.

He was born January 6, 1933 in Monmouth, IL. the son of Andrew and Blanche (Hoover) McBride. Jack was raised and educated in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth High School in 1950. He received an A.A. Degree from Reedley College in 1952, a B.S. from Monmouth College in 1954, his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Illinois in 1958 and his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1963.

Jack married Betty Duncan in Monmouth on July 10, 1953 and she survives.

He served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.

Jack served as the Chairman of the Education/Psychology Departments as well as the Head Football and Baseball coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. He later also served as the Vice-President of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

He loved his family and friends and never lost his love of sports. He had a passion for traveling the world and enjoyed cruises with his wife.

Jack was a member, Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Monmouth Rotary Club; Faith United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth, where he chaired the last Capital Campaign; and he served as a member of the Board of Commission for the City of Monmouth. Jack was a member of the Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post #136 in Monmouth. He was inducted into the Reedley College Hall of Fame, the Monmouth High School Hall of Fame and Jack along with his 1972 football team were inducted into the Culver-Stockton College Hall of Fame. He was honored in 2010 as being the winningest football coach in Culver-Stockton College history. He also received the John Cessna Memorial Award for Outstanding Umpire.

In 2010 he was named Old Timer of the Year in honor and respect for his many contributions to the City of Monmouth and to the Mens Softball Programs of the City in recognition of his outstanding dedication and creative leadership.

Surviving family include his wife, Betty of Monmouth; son, Jack L. (Jannie) McBride of Perry, MO; daughters, Julie McBride of Hollywood, CA and Amy Basic of Warren, OH; 4 grandsons, Dusty Rutherford, Dallas Rutherford, Josiah McBride and Jonas McBride; brothers, Don (Susan) McBride of Vero Beach, FL and Jerry McBride of Littleton, CO.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, son, Josh McBride, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Faith United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth with Dr. Bill Myers officiating. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call Wed, June 8, 2011 at Hoover-Hall memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.
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