Thomas Arlie McBride, Sr.
Thomas Arlie McBride, Sr., 67, of Terre Haute passed away at his residence on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was born in Terre Haute on August 17, 1952 to James Arlie McBride and Katherine Griffith McBride. Tom was a Terre Haute Fire Fighter for many years. He belonged to the Terre Haute Jaycees and attended Maryland Community Church. Tom loved taking the kids roller skating and go kart racing. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid mushroom hunter. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Tom is survived by his daughters Tricia McBride and Katherine McBride (George Kennedy), son Thomas McBride, Jr., twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sister Edie Grayless, and brother James McBride (Connie) and sister-in-law Julie McBride. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Ginnie Wrightsman, brothers Anthony Fuconi and Donald McBride, and nephew James Christopher Wrightsman.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 at Samaritan Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Rick Swan will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in honor of Tom to the Terre Haute Humane Shelter. Online condolences may be made to
Published on January 23, 2020


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Ralph Michael Sparks
Mar 17, 2020
We went on the fire dept. The same day. Had many good times on and off the. I was so sorry to hear that you were called by The Lord way to soon. You lived life on lifes terms. You always took the good along what ever else came your way in stride. I can remember one of the last times we talked"Ralphie you told me it's really getting hard." You are at peace with God my old friend and i know that your struggle is over. Rest in peace my friend for we shall meet again some day
Robin Monroney
Feb 08, 2020
Tommy rented me an apartment and we worked together at the Bottom Line when it opened up and had alot of great times together.
To his entire family I am so sorry for your loss.
Judy Hires
Jan 29, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss I went to school with Thomas he was a wonderful friend I never forgot him after I was married God always picks the best Angel's he us gone to soon but hell wont be forgotten he got his wings fly high with the Angel's Thomas rest in peace my friend
JIM Barnes
Jan 27, 2020
Had some good times working with Tommy at the THFD. He always seemed to be in a good mood. Prayers for Tommy's family.
Vickie Bracken
Jan 26, 2020
Tom was a good neighbor and friend. Its hard to come by that now a days. I knew I could depend on him if I needed anything. Last year we got to go mushroom hunting and had a blast! Tom will be truly missed. Sending my condolences to Tom's family.
Terry Powell
Jan 26, 2020
I worked with Tom for a number of years and always enjoyed his wit and sense of humor. My condolences to the family.
mary clough
Jan 26, 2020
went all though school with him. he was a nice looking man. seems to me he went skateing a lot
Jan 26, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. McBride. Keeping you in prayer.
Lisa Peters
Jan 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss loved and not forgotten