Kenneth Malden, age 84, of Gatesville, Texas passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 in Stephenville, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, Texas with Matt Dossey officiating. Kenneth was born May 8, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late R. E. Malden and Nevida Middlecoff. He was raised by his beloved grandmother, Maw Martha Ray Gregory. He moved to Gatesville, Texas in 1975 from Glen Rose, Texas. Kenneth was self-employed his whole life. He was a very hard worker. He never met a stranger. Everyone he met enjoyed his joking, friendly personality. He was a lot of folks FAVORITE (nieces, nephews, friends and family). Everyone always enjoyed being around him. He loved having his family around. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Maw; his uncle, Cleo Gregory; and a close cousin, Thomas Gregory. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beulah Aline Stewart Malden; daughters, Peggy Perez and partner, Gary French of Clifton; Janell Malden of Gatesville; Debbie Buster and husband, Kenneth (Bubba) of Gatesville; son, Kenneth (Danny) Malden and wife, Alice of Gatesville; grandkids, Herman Martin and wife, Angie; Aaron Perez; Joey Martin and wife, Lisa; Jennifer Perez and husband, Andy French; Travis Buster and wife, Morgan; Coty Malden and wife, Chelsea; Shelby Althoff and husband, Chance; Clint Malden and wife, Victoria; great-grands, Gavin, Jordan, Lillian, Lena, Hunter, Kaydon, Addie, Emma, Caylor, Chloe, Mayson, Aydan, Cannon, Rhyder, Kyler, Wade and Collyn; his beloved best friend, his dog, Lil Bit; his brothers, Calvin and Tommy Anderson; sister, Sharlin Sifford; stepbrother, Henry Brown; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.