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#1 brnursebmt

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

Slot racer Steve McBride needs our prayers. Steve has been in the hospital for over a week with heart problems. I spoke with him this morning early and he thought he might get to go home in a few days. 

This afternoon Bill Bowers tried to call him and his wife answered the phone saying that Steve was not doing good and could not talk. Please remember Steve in your prayers for his recovery.
 
I will see him Friday and post whatever information is available.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Hope every thing is alright.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

Best wishes to Steve on a full recovery.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

You're on our prayer list, Steve!!

Get well and God Bless you and your family!!
She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

   Hope things go well. 

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:52 PM

McBride is a real nice guy. I pray they can fix him up. :)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:16 PM

Steve is in our prayers. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:08 AM

Sorry to hear about this, We'll be praying for Steve!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

My best wishes go out to Steve and his family. He is a great person who loves to have fun.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:41 AM

Oh my God, I hate to hear this. Steve is an incredible guy and super fun to be around. He and his family are in my prayers.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

He's sure in my prayers. God does amazing things through doctors.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

Visited with Steve this morning. He seems to be doing better. Still gets short of breath easily. 

The plan is for another arteriorgram today or tomorrow. Still some concern about his kidneys. The medication has gotten rid of most of the excess fluid on his lungs. He was breathing without oxygen this morning.
 
Everyone keep praying for him.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

He was breathing without oxygen this morning.


That's great to hear.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Steve was released and is back home. Still weak but doing much better. The arteriorgram was delayed until next week to see how much damage was done to his heart.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

It's good to hear he's doing well enough to be sent home.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

Thanks for keeping us updated on Steve's condition, Bobby.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

Found out late last night that Steve McBride passed away early yesterday morning.  Please remember his wife and family in your prayers.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:34 AM

I hate to hear that, Bobby. Thanks for letting everyone know.

 

Steve was a fun guy to hang with and a very good racer. I'll miss him.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

My condolences.

RIP, Steve.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:02 AM

My condolences as well.

Rest in peace, Steve.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

What sad news.

Steve was a great guy to talk to on the phone.

May he rest in peace.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

I traveled to many races with Steve. He was a hard-working competitor, always full of life.

 

Steve would bring flowers to my 90-year-old mother; she called him her other son. He will be missed by so many people.

 

RIP, Steve...

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:56 PM

Really sad news. Steve was one of my all-time favorite people in the slot racing world. Just a great all-around guy. I'll miss him, in fact I already do. 

 

Rest in Peace, Steve.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

Sorry to hear this. Sounds like he was a great guy and will be missed.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:19 PM

:(


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

Sorry to hear the news about Steve!  He was a good guy to be a round and race with.  I will always miss his smiling face and his likable personality!  R.I.P.  Steve!


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:43 PM

This is sad news for a lot of racers I know. Steve will be missed. He always had a smile on his face and loved to make people laugh.

My condolences.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

So sad. RIP, Steve, and condolences to the family...


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:34 AM

From the Birmingham (AL) News:

October 7, 2013

Steven Terrell McBride, age 58 of Logan, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, October 7, 2013. He was the co-owner of Guaranty Pest Control and Foundation Repairs. His parents T.J. and Anne McBride preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Pamela McBride; children Jessica McBride Barr, Kelly McBride Holzapfel, Stephanie Cheyenne McBride, Jarred McBride and Ellesha Lee; grandchildren: Joshua, Jeremy, Kylee, Brendon, Emily, Kaylee, Eliza, Serenity and Purity; sister, Beverly Morton; and brother, Greg McBride.

His Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

This is sad news. Like Danny said, he always had a smile on his face and he and Bill Bowers were always fun to be around.

 

Good-bye, buddy.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

Here's a pic of Steve that was posted to his guest book. Always smiling...

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

Oh man this is sad news. I've been out of touch this week, just read this last night. For some reason Steve has weighed heavy on my heart all week. Now I understand why.

I called Steve my friend, but that was easy as he was a friend and friendly to everyone. A better man would be hard to find. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

RIP, Steve.


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