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Randall McBride

Randall McBride

Randall L. “Randy” McBride, 51, of Marissa, IL; born November 19, 1960 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Randy or “Catfish”, as he was known to his friends, loved his family and grandchildren. He was a welder by trade. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed riding his Harley.

He is preceded in death by his father John Witthoft.

He is survived by his mother – Shirley, nee Rednour, Witthoft of Marissa, IL. 2 sons – Adam (Mindy) McBride of St. Louis, MO; Clinton McBride of Washington, D.C. 2 grandchildren – Matthew and Gabrielle McBride. Brothers and Sisters – Barbara (Richard) Leming of Coulterville, IL; Lea (Brain Kuriger) of Staunton, IL; Brian Witthoft of Steeleville, IL; Jerry (Traci) Witthoft of Steeleville, IL.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00am with Pastor Rebecca Williams officiating.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the family.

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  1. Administrator says:

    randy was just a super nice guy.we enjoyed him as a person.and he could fry up some good ole catfish.much love from the theriot family.

    Posted by: paula theriot – marissa, IL – friend and neighbor Aug 11, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    my 11 year old son tanner would hang out with randy in that garage til it was time to come in.he is very sad about “his friend”.when tanner first started talkin about randy we thought he was a kid his age.big surprise.rest in peace

    Posted by: paula and brett theriot – marissa, IL – friend and neighbor Aug 11, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    hes was me friend and also he was me neighbor. we used to work on his boat alot and also we went fishing a couple of times. he usually would let use swimming in his pool. love tanner

    Posted by: tanner theriot – marissa, IL – friend Aug 11, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    we are so sorry to hear this news. i was friensds with randy. he use to shop in my store in marissa. KUNTRY DISCOUNT..HE WAS A VERY GREAT PERSON, AND ALWAYS HONEST AND FAIR WITH US. OUR PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY WILL GO OUT TO YOU ALL. SORRY WE CANNOT COME TO THE FUNERAL , WE LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS.

    TOM & ELMA GRODZICKI

    Posted by: TOM & ELMA GRODZICKI – marissa, IL – friend of his and wife Aug 11, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to you Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need.

    Posted by: Robyn Rosson – Shiloh, IL – work friend Aug 11, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Shirley,

    You’ve had such a hard year. My heart goes out to you. You and Lea and Adam and Clint are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I’m sure Randy is at peace now and would want all of you to be as well, though I know that is difficult and takes time Because one thing I know about him is that he truly loved his family. Take care of each other and my God Bless you.

    Diana

    Posted by: Diana Doetsch-Alarcon – friend Aug 11, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    We send our sincere condolences to Randy’s family and friends.
    Randy will be missed.
    When I was around Randy, I seen a man that showed great compassion for hurting and lost people as well having a forgiving heart.
    Randy was a mentor and a great listener to many. Randy, loved his family and was proud of his boys and grandchildern.
    Remember the good. Randy is with his Higherpower in the Sky and his heart and soul is now Happy, Joyous and Free
    May Gods blessings give you peace and great love while you grieve your loss.

    Posted by: Missy and Britney – IL Aug 11, 2012

  8. Administrator says:

    Shirley,

    Sorry to hear of your loss, may God be with you and comfort you.

    Posted by: Jack Vinson – Sparta, IL – friend Aug 12, 2012

  9. Administrator says:

    Dearest Brother,
    We were playmates as children, supportive siblings as teens and shared many endearing moments together over the years.
    Fighting over the same toy, who was going to get the ‘first starting’ of peanut butter, playing in the barn with kitties on many afternoons, riding horses, swimming in the pond, skipping school(sorry, mom), listening to music, chasing the chickens with sticks, sledding behind the rec area, ice skating on the pond, catching butterflies with a clothes hanger and a pillow case, campouts, sharing stories growing up, sharing children when expanding our families. And fishing….you may have had insecurities on land but when you were on the water, you were one with the world. A confidence that was only seen when fishing. I will always miss you and love you dearly.
    You and dad can now fish each and every day.
    Rest in peace my friend.

    Posted by: Lea – Staunton, IL – Sister Aug 13, 2012

  10. Administrator says:

    All,
    Thank you for all of your kind words, everyone.
    We have had so many food donations. And, people who knew Randy just stopping by to share their story of how Randy had helped them in their life’s struggles, times when Randy took them fishing, etc.
    Thanks to all for your deepest condolences, sincere sympathy and kind words.
    Randy will be sorely missed by many who knew him.

    Posted by: Shirley – Marissa, IL – Mother Aug 13, 2012

  11. Administrator says:

    I have known Randy for over 30 years and have been neighbors for 21 of those years. I considered him a friend, he was always willing to help with any project i had going . He will be missed My daughter grew up around him and loved him like an uncle / We are saddened by his sudden passing. The catfish will sorely miss him too.

    Posted by: Estella Denault – marissa, IL – friends and neighbors Aug 13, 2012

  12. Administrator says:

    Randy, your life was too short measured to the good you have shared. I will always hold dear the memories we made together, me and Tom, you and Missy. We had some great times and you left your mark on my soul and I will always LOVE you catfish…

    May you always rest in peace and say hello to my beloved Tom for me!

    Deb Nesbit
    Benton, Ky.

    Formally from Sparta, Illinois.

    Posted by: Deb Nesbit – Benton, KY – Friend Aug 14, 2012

  13. Administrator says:

    I remember Randy from the ‘Clarmin’ hangout. We did go to Marissa HS at the same time, but remember him hanging out with Troy and ‘Poke’ Mahan. He always had a tan like he lived outside. Sorry to hear of his passing. It’s sad for all left behind. God Bless those grandbabies for they will surely miss their grandpa.

    Posted by: Shirley Shaw – IL – Friend Aug 22, 2012

  14. Administrator says:

    Randy, you were a good man, we had a lot of good times together, I pray for you and your family and hope to see you soon.
    Kendell

    Posted by: Kendell Stevens – Tucson, AZ – friend Sep 30, 2012

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