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Ryan M. McBride, 33, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.. Ryan was born Feb. 21, 1982, to Garry and Sandra (Sussex) McBride in Coldwater. He grew up in Zionsville, returning to Coldwater in 1996. After finishing high school, Ryan worked for Valley Farms as a delivery driver and then as an auto fabricator, building handicapped accessible vans at Freedom Motors in Battle Creek, Michigan.. Ryan had a magnetic personality and was full of life. As a child, he excelled at sports, especially swimming. He broke several swimming records in the state of Indiana and was considered for the Olympics. Ryan was an avid sports fan, following the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning. He was such a fan in fact, he named his daughter after him. He had many interests, but lately he enjoyed Harley-Davidsons. His true passion in life was his children. He will be remembered as a great father, brother, and son.. Ryan is survived by his children, Kaylee, Payton, Drake, and Mya McBride, all of Coldwater; his parents, Garry McBride, of Coldwater, and Sandy McBride, of Coldwater; his sister, Jenny (Ben) McDaniel; his brother, Brent (Amber Sells) McBride, all of Coldwater; his companion, Lynn Taylor, of Quincy; his grandmother, Ruth McBride, of Coldwater; his niece, Addison McDaniel; and nephew, Parker McBride.. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry McBride, Charles and Shirley Sussex, and great-grandparents, Leland and Lucille Sanford.. A funeral service took place on Tuesday, May 19, at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater, with Pastor David Anderson officiating.. Memorials may be directed to the family to place in a trust for the children.. Visit www.dutcherfh.com for online condolences.
Published on  May 20, 2015
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