Herbert L. McBride

July 18, 1929 ‒ August 28, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio


MANSFIELD:  Herbert McBride knew that going back to a simpler life was not a step backward.  He understood that modern conveniences and technology were a blessing, but could never replace one on one relationships, time spent with family and friends, or appreciation for God’s creation.  A simple man with respect for traditional values, Herb passed away Tuesday morning August, 28, 2018 in his home.  He was 89.

He was born July 18, 1929 in Shelby the son of Chester and Mary Ann (Biedel) McBride and was graduated from Springfield High School (now Ontario) in 1947.

A proud serviceman of the Ohio National Guard Herb served in the Air Force Reserve 164th Fighter Bomber Squadron in Mansfield for a total of six years of service.

Early in his career Herb worked at R.E. MoorHead and Son Ford as the parts manager, but worked mostly as a truck driver.  He held tenure at Schlairet Transfer Co. and  also had his own trucking company.  He eventually retired from Yellow Freight Trucking in 1994 with over 40 years of experience in the trucking industry.  He was a member of Teamsters Local #40.

On November 12, 1960 he married Sandra Sheehe with whom he celebrated 57 years.  Described as a kind giving husband, Herb dearly loved Sandra and was an exemplary father to their children.

Some may say Herb was “Old School” since he barley used the computer and wasn’t enamored with technology.  More than anything he enjoyed being outdoors, mowing, trimming or cutting wood.  Never one to text or use social media, he would rather meet his friends at McDonalds for a cup of coffee or gather the family for a meal.  He enjoyed old cars and attending car shows.  He and Sandy often going for a drive in his ’66 Ford Galaxy 500 with the convertible top down.

A sweet family man, Herb will be dearly missed by his loving wife Sandra McBride, daughter Darlene and John Bohland of Lexington, son Jeff McBride of Mansfield; five grandsons Jeremy and Victoria Bohland, Michael and Bristen Bohland, Matthew and Kelly Bohland, and Collin and Chase McBride; three great grandchildren  who called him “Papa” Gracie, Grant and Tori; and a brother Willard and Norma McBride of Galion.

In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by siblings Louis McBride and Doris Hoover.

Friends may call Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service honoring the life of Herbert L. McBride will follow at 12 noon.  Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Washington Township Fire and Rescue or the Springfield Township Fire and Rescue may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:wwwssnyderfuneralhomes.com.

               Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for Herb:
Place an order by visiting


  • Sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. I knew Herb back in the 50’s when he was part owner of the Hot Rod Shop in East Mansfield. Always enjoyed talking with him.

  • Jeff and family,
    Please accept my heart felt sympathy and prayers May you feel blessed with the memory of a loving man as your father.

  • Aunt Sandy ,Darlene, Jeff. So sorry for your loss. I have to say the 2 great memories I will always have is when you guys had the Halloween party at your house I was just a kid we all dressed up you lived on park ave then. And when you drove me in your convertible for the 4th of July parade for frog jumping champions. Always remember he is in a better place. Time heals , you truly all have my condolences. TAMMY SHEEHE SHOOK

  • Jeff, Collin, Chase and family…. I am so sorry to learn of your dad and grandpa’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Darlene and Family,
    My deepest condolences to Darlene, Sandra, Jeff and all the Family. My most heartfelt memories are saddened today of the loss of a great man. May the Lord give all of you strength and love throughout this trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jeff and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. The memories you have with your dad will keep him near always.

  • To Darlene, Jeff, Sandra and families,
    ‘When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.’ You all have my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad and husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Charisse (Fish) Finn

  • To Sandy, Darlene and Jeff,

    We were saddened to here of Herb’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time.

    Dr. Foltz and Patty