Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX


Kenneth Dean McBride

October 26, 1960January 24, 2020

Ken McBride, 59, died January 24th, 2020, at his home in Cottonwood Shores, Texas after a battle with cancer.

Ken was born October 26, 1960 in Orange, California to Ray A. McBride and Eileen Estes McBride. He grew up in California with eleven brothers and sisters and had numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ken graduated from Santiago High School in 1978 and lived in Wyoming for few years before relocating to Texas where his parents had retired.

He met his wife in 1984 while they were working together and married in October 1985. Together they raised two children. Ken enjoyed camping with friends and watching Texas Rangers baseball.

Ken was a volunteer fireman for Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department for many years and chief of Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department, in which designed and built the first fire hall. He was also a volunteer for the Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay EMS.

Ken had a true passion for working with wood, some call him a wood whisperer. After framing homes for many years, he did lots of remodels throughout the county. Ken has built many projects for The Falls on the Colorado Museum located in Marble Falls, he was truly a master carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Cody McBride; daughter, Heather McBride Powers & husband Mitchell; three grandchildren, Maloreigh, Harlow and Liam.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 8th at 2 p.m. at Birth of Hope Baptist Church, 621 Magnolia Lane, Cottonwood Shores.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Kenneth Dean McBride

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Robert Goodall

February 5, 2020

Our sympathy and heart felt condolences go out to your family and friends Ken. Rest In Peace "Wood-Whisperer". We wish that we could have had the opportunity to get to know you better. ♥ Your neighbors down the road in Cottonwood Shores on Pecan Lane. Robert & Debbie Goodall