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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 2:37 pm

Kenneth Billey McBride, 72 of Ozark, died May 22, 2011. He was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Carlsbad, N.M., the son of Roy and Donie (Harlan) McBride. Kenneth was a retired U.S. Army Veteran who served his country for 23 years. On Sept. 16, 1955, he married Marianne Pabst in Reno, Nev. Kenneth enjoyed golf and woodworking. He was a deacon at First Assembly of God Church of Highlandville. Survivors include: His wife, Marianne McBride, Ozark; his daughter, Tami Weyer, Nixa; his son, Kenneth Allen McBride, Springfield; granddaughter, Kelli Helton and husband Bradley; his great grandson, Braden Kenneth Helton; and two sisters, Edna Jane Vickery, Mesa, Ariz., and Wanda Marie Rigney, Williams, Ariz. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Edward McBride. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. May 26 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Ken Hunt officiating.