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Willis McBride


June 21, 2016

Feb. 27, 1941 - June 15, 2016

Willis “Willy” McBride, 75, of Sweet Home and longtime resident of Portland died on Wednesday June 15th.

He was born Feb. 27, 1941 in Lake Forest, Ill., the son of Willis M. and Dorothy Lola (Paulsen) McBride.

He grew up in Portland and graduated from Wilson High School.

He was very proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. McBride later followed his passion for cars, becoming a salesman. Over the years he owned some of the most beautiful cars. As Mr. McBride got older, he worked at the Portland Auto actions.

In 2014, he came to live with h...

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