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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
Fred H. McBryde
1/9/1924 to 5/30/2019
Helen Godley McBryde
3/25/1930 to 5/7/2023
Preceded in death by their daughter, Essa Nell Lancaster. Survived by their daughter Anganette McBryde (Michael), their grandchildren, C. Michael Fulenwider (Jennifer), Rhiannon M. Hollinger (Gabriel), Tajen M. Stockdale, and their seven great-grandchildren, Regan, Hannah, Leah, Noah, Charlotte, Michael and Olivia.
Fred was born and raised in Sanford and at the age of 19, he was sent to Europe as part of the 2nd Armored Division and the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment in World War II. He was in the third day of the D-Day invasion, and he fought in France, and the Battle of the Bulge. After returning home, he attended college both at Furman and the University of North Carolina. He worked for both the Federal government and the NC state government during his career. He was active in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He also continued in the Army Reserves, and eventually achieved the rank of Colonel.
Helen was born in Ernul, NC and came to live with her maternal aunt and uncle in Sanford at the age of five, after the death of her parents. She met Fred at the community swimming pool, where he was a lifeguard, and they married in 1947. She attended business college and she worked as a secretary and administrative assistant for the state of North Carolina.
Both Fred and Helen were very active in the Presbyterian Church throughout their lives. When they settled in Raleigh, NC, after retirement, they attended the North Raleigh Presbyterian Church. They eventually moved to Charlotte to be closer to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at the Buffalo Jonesboro Cemetery 1130 Fire Tower Road in Sanford, NC on Wednesday October 11th at 11AM, followed by a reception at the Manna Church of Sanford 1408 Burns Drive. Flowers may be sent to Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home 509 Carthage Str. Sanford.
Memorials may be given to Wounded Warriors or the American Cancer Society.