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Ralph Lee McBride

September 9, 1943 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 75)

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Ralph Lee McBride, 75, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 2nd, 2019 at his residence.


He was born in a cabin in the middle of what is now Tucker Lake in French Lick, Indiana on September 9th, 1943 to Banks and Naomi McBride.


Ralph married Angie K. Emmons on November 18th, 1978 and she survives.


He was preceded in death by his parents, (1) Brother – Jerry and (1) Son-in-law – Scott Phelps.


Ralph was a member of the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, and had worked as the Chief of Police of West Baden Springs, a sawyer, and truck driver.


He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing checkers and playing poker.


Ralph is survived by:


Wife                                       Angie K. McBride                                                                             French Lick, Indiana


(1) Son                                   Derek McBride                                                                                   French Lick, Indiana


(4) Daughters                      Kami Brunnworth (Dennis)                                                            Milton, Florida

                                                Tierney Phelps                                                                                    French Lick, Indiana

                                                Risha Warren                                                                                     Schenectady, New York

                                                Brooke Buffington (Dusty)                                                             French Lick, Indiana


(3) Brothers                         Mike McBride    (Beth)                                                                    Bainbridge, Indiana

                                                Arthur McBride                                                                                 Cuzco, Indiana

                                                Dave McBride (Zella)                                                                       Morehead, Kentucky


(2) Sisters                             Nancy Britt (Ron)                                                                              Celestine, Indiana

                                                Patricia Chestnut (Charles)                                                           West Baden Springs, Indiana                                                        

(8) Grandchildren                              (7) Great-Grandchildren (One on the way)


(9) Nephews                                         (4) Nieces



There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony conducted by Rev. Al Madden on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral home. There will be a private committal service to be held at the Cuzco Cemetery at a later date.



Friends may call on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cuzco Cemetery Fund, c/o Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, IN 47432.



Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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June 5, 2019

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

Celebration of Life
June 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

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