Kenneth V. LaBarre, Jr.

Kenneth V. LaBarre, 57, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Service Information: Memorial Service will be held 2:00p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Kenneth LaBarre was a gentle giant of a man who, when standing, would tower over most. Despite his intimidating stature, he would get down to eye level with anyone in a heartbeat, even if that meant laying on the floor with the dogs. Like his wife, Kenneth loved to spend time with God through taking care of the saints in both Irving and Waco. He had many fond memories of baptizing saints in europe, shepherding the young brothers through conferences, and even meeting with the brothers early in the morning for pancakes and prayer. His heart was only matched by his warm smile and outstandingly humorous “Dad Jokes”. Kenneth Loved God and his family more than anything, but his adventures across the world come as a close second. He had planned on going on another adventure to Victoria, Canada but God decided it was time for his last and final adventure to come to an end. Kenneth’s family plans to take him to Victoria Canada on May 23,2020 next year in his stead, for his final adventure and are thankful that they will get to see his gentle smile again in the New Jerusalem.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the LaBarre Family,

    I am saddened to hear of Kenneth’s departing so early but I know that the Lord has need of his prayers from beneath the altar. May the God of all comfort be so real to you with magnified Grace …

    Much love, in Christ,

    Brett Yunker

  2. Bertha Rodriguez

    To LaBarre Family.

    May the Lord supply you all with His abundant Grace. We are one in the Body.
    In Christ Jesus.
    Octavio y Bertha Rodríguez.

  3. Robert P McKee

    Ken was a steadfast employee of mine. He was a big guy who was full of energy and compassion. He is truly missed. God bless.

  4. Kenneth was and will always be one of the greatest friends that I have ever gotten to known. He was so special in so many ways. Always in good faith and high spirits. My condolences to his wife and family. May god bless you and continue to watch over your family..

  5. Scott E. Hogle

    Scott E. Hogle

    Kenneth and I worked together for many years , and in that time I got to know him he was always inspirational and compassionate to others . He is and always will be my good friend and will be missed by all. My condolences to his wife and family. My prayers are with you all.

  6. Kenneth was one of the sweetest, kindest, most obliging individuals we have ever known. He was a wonderful neighbor and we are just heartbroken that he is gone. I’m so sorry we hadn’t spent more time with he and his family, but sometimes gets in the way. We will remember him always. Mary Gresham and LeeAnn Gresham Priebe.

  7. Maisha Parkar

    He was/is such a sweet brother. I really enjoyed his portion/testimonies during the meetings and anytime our family visited in Waco. His presence will be missed. Our condolences to his family. ????

  8. Kenneth was a good friend and he will be missed, my prayers are with his wife and family.

  9. To Kenneth’s family, my heartfelt condolences. I met him at work and I noticed the kindness in his eyes when we chatted for a bit. We always greeted each other and we talk for a bit before saying our goodbyes when our shift is about to end. He does his job really well and you know from how he works that he is passionate about it. Kenneth, I am so saddened. I just heard about your passing tonight because I just haven’t seen you and I was worried and my gut feeling was right although a bit too late. You are truly missed by many. We hold you deeply in our hearts. I pray for healing for Lenneth’s family. I am one with you in this journey. In my heart, I know Kenneth had been a faithful servant of the Lord and my heart is at peace that he is home. Hugs and God be with you all in this painful moment.

  10. To the LaBarre family,

    As one of the fellow members in the Body, we grieved much for the loss of our brother Ken. Eternity will be needed for us to share our remembrances of the Christ we experienced with our brother’s shepherding care, love and service. Today there was such a sweet time of hugging remembrance (here in Cincinnati) as we heard about brother Ken’s heart for all men to be saved which was spontaneously shared to us by a young brother who was led to the Lord by him. Thank You Lord because You are so real and Your Body is glorious!
    In Him,
    Ray Wiseman

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