Kenneth Edward Smith

Kenneth Edward Smith

June 4, 71,

Kenneth Edward Smith, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Wayne UNC Health Care.

Kenneth was born in Wayne County on May 8, 1949, one of thirteen children, to the late George and Elgie Radford Smith. He worked for many years as a route salesman with Textilease. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army. He always had a great love for hunting and fishing as well as watching baseball and softball.

The family will gather at a later date for a graveside service at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Michael Smith and wife Courtney; grandchildren, Makayla, Audriana, Elise and Evelyn; sisters, Linda Vick and Viola Lucas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins he loved very much.

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