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Obituary: Percy O. McBride Jr.

Obituary: Percy O. McBride Jr.

March 10th, 2019 in Obituaries

Percy O. McBride Jr., 64, of Seattle, Washington passed away on February 23, 2019 at Harborview Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. He was born on September 8, 1954 in Callaway County to the late Percy McBride Sr. and the late Ruth Ann (Ellington) McBride. Percy attended George Washington Carver Elementary School and graduated from Fulton High School. He attended the University of Missouri and Centerville Iowa Junior College before moving to Seattle. Percy was married to Peggy Holt and through their union Lamar McBride and Danotra (McBride) Jenkins were born. Percy was an All-American football player and moved to Seattle to try out for the SeaHawks. Although unsuccessful in making the team, he began a career in construction to provide for his family. Percy was a doting father, caring brother, and entertaining friend. He enjoyed watching sports, reading, playing with his grandkids, making new friends, and influencing people. Percy was known for his friendly, outgoing, and magnetic personality; as he touched many lives through his laughter, thoughtfulness and kindness. He was known for saying "always be a leader, never a follower" and often led by example and excelled at various sports, including basketball and football. Percy is survived by his son, Lamar McBride; daughter Danotra (Charles) Jenkins; granddaughters Amiah and Malia Jenkins; grandson Kingston Jenkins; siblings Carmen Brandt, Kim Robinson, Timothy McBride, Darrin McBride, and Rebecca McBride; aunts; uncles; several nieces; nephews; and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents Woodrow Ellington, Nannie Ellington, Rev. Albert McBride and Leola McBride. A Celebration of Life is planned for March 16, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 501 S. Highway 54, Fulton, Mo. at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements handled by Elemental Cremation and Burial - Bellevue, Washington.