Mr. James Clayton McBride, age 74, of Manchester, died Saturday, November 18, 2006, at Bedford County Medical Center.


Funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Bobby Moore will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Willow Mount Cemetery.


He was born on May 9, 1932 to the late Clayton James McBride and Louise Blande Whitt Bell. He was retired form Arnold Engineering Development Center after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.


He is survived by a son James Donald “Jim Don” (Angie) Donelson of Elora, Tn: two daughters, Kim (Rocky) Smith of Petersburg and Marcia (Randy) Allison of Shelbyville; his best friend and companion , Carolyn Jones, of Manchester; ten grandchildren, Brandy McBride, Britney McBride, Buck McBride, Amanda Allison, Ashley Allison, Jamie Smith, Jennifer Duke, Heather Clark, Kaylea Smith, and Shea Murray; a step grandchildren, Nathan Staccy, Aiden Cantrell, Nolan Allison, Dillon Lucas, Summer Duke, Laken Duke, Lauryn Clark, and Shelby Smith.


Memorial may be made to the Habitat For Humanity or American Heart Association.


Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.