Kenneth Smith, age 94, of Gallipolis passed away on Saturday February 17, 2018 at his residence. Born June 23, 1923 in Pt. Pleasant, WV, he was the son of the late Wallace and Florence Williams Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Mary Margaret Young Smith who he married on April 2, 1950 and she preceded him on May 24, 2010, an one infant son, Keith Joseph Smith; one grandson, Alex Hutchinson, two brothers, Wallace Smith and William Edwin Smith and by a sister in law, Louise Smith.
Kenneth was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. Kenneth enjoyed writing poetry.
Kenneth is survived by four children; Kenneth Edward (Angelique) Smith of The Plains, Ohio, Mozetta Mischell (Lonnie) Hutchinson of Gallipolis, Margaret Hope Johnston of Columbus, and Mark Kevin (Valry) Smith of Vineland, NJ; Grandchildren; Terran Smith, Dominique (Jordan Loop) Smith, Courtney (Amy) Hutchinson, Monique Hutchinson, Nicole (Lamar) Brown, Kimberly Smith, Kevin Smith, Antiawan (Amber) Smith, Dion Johnston and Jordan Howell Smith, Great Grandchildren; Tyra Smith, Antiawan Smith II, Caleb Hutchinson, Joshua Hutchinson, Emily Hutchinson, Keshia Hutchinson, Madison Vance, MaKayla Vance, Marcus Vance, Ava Gallinopo, Isabella Loop and Isaiah Loop; brother and sister-in-law Kenton (Louise) Smith of Columbus; sister-in-law; Esther Smith of Haydenville and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday March 9, 2018 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Christian Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Street Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Military Funeral Honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail.
Pallbearers will be: Herman Mayo, Dion Johnston, Antiawan Smith, Courtney Hutchinson, Walter Smith and Kevin Smith.
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