February 12, 1950 ~ April 5, 2020

Born in: Daviess County , Ky
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Gerald Wayne McBride, 70, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County on February 12, 1950 to the late Robert J., Sr. and Virginia Mae McClean McBride. Jerry was retired from Thompson Homes where he worked as a painter for 51 years. He was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, and was a Hospitality Minister at the church. Jerry enjoyed watching Kentucky Basketball, NASCAR, and the NFL.

Jerry is survived by his children, Keela Carver, and Krystal (Jason) Kimmins; his grandchildren, Michael McBride, Anthony McBride, Zoe Carver, and Eva Kimmins; his siblings, Robert Joseph, Jr. (Karen) McBride, William (Evanna) McBride, and Anna (Larry) O’Bryan, and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church; 609 East 4th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303; or to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. McBride. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gerald Wayne McBride and sign his virtual guest book by going to

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Jerry was always a kind and friendly person, usually had a nice chuckle to share, every time you met him. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. May God’s Bless him as he enters into His Kingdom!

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He always had a little smile on his face and very friendly. I would cut up with him at church. We have been praying for him and hoping that he would recover from this. Jerry has earned his crown now and is in the arms of his Heavenly Father. RIP Jerry until we meet again. I have missed you at church.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a good guy and a great friend. My late husband Gerald Payne and I thought the world of Jerry. May our Heavenly Father wrap his loving arms around each occupy at this time and give you comfort and peace. He will be missed.

  4. Dad, you showed much strength turning a tough and painful time. You are an inspiration! Every time I met someone that was a part of your life, I heard how great and genuine a person you were to all. I was the lucky one to have had you chosen to be my dad, I am honored to be daughter. I will miss you dearly and love you always.

  5. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” Billy and Evanna, so sorry for the loss of your brother ( and brother in law ). Thank God that death doesn’t have the final say!! Praying for you and your family!! Love and prayers, Al and Becky

  6. Jerry had a heart of gold (as his actions proved it), he will be sadly missed. Sincerely & with sympathy, a long time friend karen.

  7. Joe, Anna, William and families,

    I lived beside Jerry when he lived on Geary Court. We saw each other a lot out in our yards. We had quite a few conversations over the block wall throughout the years.
    Jerry was such a wonderful human being and the world will be a little sadder with Jerry leaving us. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry always had that smile on his face…He was a joy to be around. He will be sadly missed. Cathy and Steve Newby

  8. We will miss you at church it won’t be the same. Our prayers are with your whole family. David and Diane

  9. We will miss you at church on Saturday night you always made people around you smile. Prayers to all

  10. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you now and always. May you find peace, I’m sure Jerry has.

  11. Joe, I was so sorry to hear about your brother. Know that I am praying for you and all your family. With deepest sympathy, Marian J. Lanham

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook