Services for Joe McBride, Jr.

Services for Joe W. McBride Jr., publisher emeritus of The Anadarko News, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Anadarko.
McBride died Feb. 25, 2020, at his home. He was 90.
He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Oklahoma City.
In 1937, the family moved to Anadarko when McBride Sr. purchased The Anadarko Daily News.
McBride Jr. attended Anadarko High School for one year before transferring to the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he majored in journalism.
McBride was called to active duty in August 1951, serving in Germany.
In August 1957, he was named general manager of The Anadarko Daily News. Following the death of his father in 1972, he was named publisher.
It was in Anadarko that he met his wife, Carolyn. They were married on July 20, 1957.
In addition to serving as publisher of The Anadarko Daily News, McBride was also a member of the Rotary Club and the First Methodist Church of Anadarko. He served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1987, was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1989, and received the OPA Milt Phillips Award in 1994.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula McBride Savage, on Oct. 12, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Nell (Meyers) McBride; daughters Dana K. McBride of Austin, JoNell McBride-Thomas and Carla McBride Alexander of Anadarko; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.