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Brian Cole McBride
September 3, 1963 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Brian Cole McBride was born to a military family in San Antonio, Texas on September 3, 1963. Though he lived in Texas for less than a year, he carried a strong Texan pride and love for the Dallas Cowboys, until the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons won the first-place slot in his love for football. Even later in his life, at the age of 50, he took great pride and joy in playing on a semi-pro football league in Gwinnett County.
With his parents and two sisters they experienced the adventures of military moves, crossing the US from Florida to Alabama, Kansas to Virginia, and even lived in Germany for three years. The family’s last official move in 1976 was to Atlanta, Georgia where Brian became a permanent resident. While the family owned horses for a brief point in time, Brian's passion for speed was more about two-wheeled horsepower. From ages 10 to 60 he was a motorcycle enthusiast. He loved racing and rebuilding motorcycles, and collected a variety of them from the classic Indian mini bike to Yamaha 250. He raced motocross as an amateur until he finally received his Pro license in his early twenties. From Atlanta to Daytona he qualified a handful of times to compete in the Main event, which was quite an accomplishment for a privateer rider without any sponsored help. He shared his love of bikes with his son Nicholas at an early age, and together they went all over the southeast riding with the family cheering them on.
Brian never knew a stranger, or missed an opportunity to crack a joke. His sense of humor could turn any situation into one of hilarity and his family and long-term friends knew him as a master prankster. His nickname, Bear, started as a family joke, but in truth, it suited him well as anyone who was enveloped in his giant bear hugs can attest. As Brian transitioned into the role of grandfather to Makenna and Easton McBride, he became known as Papa Bear!
Brian was married in 1987 to Susan McBride and for 32 years they resided in Gwinnett county and raised their three children, Nicholas, Stephanie, and Samantha in Lawrenceville and Dacula. He loved his family dearly and instilled core values into his kids, teaching them the value of love, unity, generosity and hard work. Brian was ambitious and worked tirelessly to support his family. He began his career in the temporary staffing market as an account manager with Tempworld in 1994. He was exceptional at sales and marketing as he truly loved his clients and had a drive to succeed and serve people well. He became a founding partner with Staffing Priorities in 2006 until 2014. Ultimately joining his dear friend, Bobby Robinette, they created a partnership in 2015 with United Staffing Service, where Brian was COO and Owner with Bobby. Brian was quoted in the 'Gwinnett Our Times' Magazine, “The biggest reward is to hear from someone we helped who is now in a successful career.” Brian was also a member of the Sugarloaf Rotary for many years. He enjoyed networking and serving community with a generous heart.
After remarrying October 2021, Brian lived in Loganville with his wife, Lindsey McBride. Farm life and care for their pets and horses was a shared passion.
Brian returned to our Lord, Jesus' loving arms on September 30, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father Dan McBride and his daughter Samantha McBride. He is survived by his son Nicholas McBride (and daughter-in-law Elizabeth McBride), daughter Stephanie McBride, and their mother, Susan McBride; his two grandchildren Makenna and Easton McBride; his Mother Barbara McBride; his two sisters Dana Carr and Molly McBride; his wife Lindsey S. McBride. As well as, many loving Nieces, Nephews and Cousins and his beloved dog Lucy “Goose” McBride.
“May the Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His Countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on October 9, 2023 at 12:30pm at Honey Creek Woodlands: 2625 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers Georgia 30094. The Honey Creek entrance is opposite the Monastery entrance. Casual attire and walking shoes are recommended for an outdoor service on the Honey Creek preserve.