Fallen Hero: MSG(Ret) Bobby Joe (BJ) McBride


Funeral Home

Wilcox Funeral Home

Carthage, MS


10 am to 12 pm Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Wiggins Chapel


Graveside services with military honors at 12 pm, Wiggins Cemetery


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 18, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. MSG(Ret) Bobby Joe (BJ) McBride, age 61, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served and worked full-time within the HHC, 155th Separate Armored Brigade and also had served as a director within the MSNG NCO Association, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation and service details:
Bobby Joe McBride
Tupelo, MS

Bobby Joe McBride, 61, a sergeant in the National Guard, died Monday, April 18, 2022 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo.

Visitation is 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Wiggins Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 12:00 pm in the Wiggins Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McBride, a native of Jackson, MS, was of the Baptist faith. He served in the 155th SAB until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Tiny McBride, Donnie McBride, and Archie McBride.

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy McBride of Tupelo; sons, Cullen McBride of Tupelo and Joey (Kim) McBride of Grenada; 2 brothers, Mabry (Olga) McBride of Durant and Dwain McBride of Philadelphia; 2 sisters, Pam (Terry) Martin of Durant and Beverly Coleman of Kosciusko; 3 grandsons, Tyler, Tristan, and Jordan.

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