Kenneth E.


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Kenneth E. McClain

Sep 21 1933 - Apr 07 2010

Kenneth E. McClain, age 76, of Allen, Texas passed away April 7, 2010. He was born September 21, 1933, in Irving, Illinois, to Welling and Flossie (Taylor) McClain. Kenneth grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and graduated from Manual Training High School in 1951. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1956. Kenneth married Darlene Myers McClain on October 8, 1953, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He spent most of his life working as a purchasing agent for Caterpillar Tractor in Peoria. He later moved to Allen where he worked for Costco. Kenneth was a member of the Pekin Barbershop Chorus, as well as the Unforgettables (barbershop quartet). He attended Faith Fellowship in Lucas, Texas. Kenneth’s hobbies were fishing and oil painting. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughters, Kendra McClain Taylor and husband Ronnie, of Allen, Sharon Zippert and husband Marty of Allen, and Lisa McClain of McKinney; son, Mark McClain of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Peterson and husband Adam, Kenny McClain, Andy McClain, Margi McClain, Joshua Zippert, Erica Zippert, Bryan Zippert, and Kyle Zippert; and great-grandson, Jasen Peterson. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Deborah K. McClain; brother, Wayne McClain; and sister, Doris Favell. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Faith Fellowship in Lucas, Texas. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday evening, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow funeral Home, Allen, Texas.
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