Kenneth Manson McLaren, Jr. was born in Danville, VA, on August 2, 1931, and died in Erie, PA, on July 31, 2022. He was the son of Kenneth McLaren and Anne Smith McLaren. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 61 years Beverly Hague, and his daughter Alice McLaren Kelley. He is survived by his son Grant McLaren, daughter-in-law Kim Rioux Flavin, grandchildren Lauren Stephens, Joshua Kelley, and Shawn Hudgins, grandson-in-law John Stephens, great grandson Lee Stephens, beloved friend Janet Palmer and her husband and sons, sisters Anne Abbate and Margaret Mitchell, and brother-in-law Robert Mitchell.

Ken was a graduate of Tusculum College and University of Tennessee Law School. He spent his entire career as a lawyer with State Farm Insurance. He was an active volunteer who gave his time and service to every community and church of which he was a part; he was especially valued for his honor and integrity in every aspect of his life, brightened by his understated humor and wit.