Kenneth Lamont Smith

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Kenneth Lamont Smith, age 85, was born in Bronx, NY on November 9, 1935. He was raised in Columbus, Ohio and departed peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Friendship Village.

Kenneth was a retired employee for the State of Ohio. After retirement, he found a passion for painting, which he loved. He was known for his boisterous personality and loved all of his family very much. He was also a diehard Cleveland Browns fan since the age of 11 and loved the Dawg Pound.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father, Thomas A. Smith, Sr.; mother, Theodosia A. Smith; brothers, Richard M. Smith, Sr. and Charles E. Smith; and wife, Bobbie McCall Smith.

Kenneth is survived by his three loving daughters, Vanya Smith (Mitchell) King, Cynthia Smith Lewis, and Vikki A. Smith; stepson, James McCall; brother, Thomas A. (Bobbie) Smith, Jr.; sisters, Theresa A. Tidwell, Dolores R. Carter, Carmen D. Smith, and Eunice Y. Golden; granddaughters, Takia R. Lewis and Stephanie McCall; grandsons, Gary L. (Sara) Lewis, Jr., Donte’ L. Smith, and Kendall McCall; four great grandchildren, Kion T. Lewis, Keinan D. Lewis, Alaia C. Lewis, and Elijah N. Lewis; one great granddaughter, Alayah R.N. Lewis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Kenneth will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, November 27, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are required.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. Beverly Humphrey

    My Condolence and prayers are with the family at this time. Ken was a former neighbor of mine. We enjoyed some good times together at our apartment complex. Remember his van he had decked out for his favorite team.

  3. To Vanya, Cynthia, Vicki and the entire family,
    We send our sincere prayers and condolences to you all at such a difficult time as this. We pray that the peace of God be upon you all. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
    Minister Frank & Latoia Burgess and the Harden family

  4. To all the SISTERS and family, my condolences and prayers during this difficult times as the holiday season approaches us. Knowing how much Mr. Smith means to this family…God’s love has taking the wheel.

  5. Evangeline Wajeeuddin

    My deepest condolences to the Smith family.
    May you find solace and comfort in offering my love and prayers to your beloved Kenneth.
    May his soul Rest In Peace and grant him life everlasting.

  6. Annette Benjamin-Wheeler

    My deepest and profound sympathy to all of you. Kenny certainly was Loved by all who met and spent time with him. He truly had a warm and bubbly personality. I am Annette, Bobbie’s/Tom’s sister. You’ll remain in my prayers always. God Bless You All.

  7. To the Smith family
    My condolences go out to you you have my sympathy I know how you must feel to lose a love one here at the holiday season but God will see you through and comfort you in your hour of need

  8. Lisa Sawyer and Family

    To Vikki
    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
    I wish I had words to lighten your agony but
    sometimes words are not enough. You are in my
    thoughts and prayers.

  9. I’m so sorry for you all’s loss, Vikki I pray for you and your family for healing and strength during this difficult time.continue prayers to you all love you Vikki

  10. Deborah Bowers Wilson

    Ken (Jim, as my Dad nicknamed him) was my Dad’s roommate and boy did they hit it off. They looked after each other and always checked to make sure each other were ok. What a beautiful family Dad and I met through this short time. A bond that couldn’t be broken, even through their hospital runs, separations, and bouts of illnesses. The “Dawg Pound” has the big dog in the house and rabbits will be running from my Dad and his hounddogs. Love you to the stars and heaven and back. Ya’ll behave up there and don’t give them a hard time. My Dad passed on November 20 and Ken followed him shortly after on November 22. Rest in peace Mr. Ken and we will see you again soon. Thank you for sharing your Dad with A. C.!

  11. Ken and Debbie Tidwell

    We know words however kind, can’t mend your heartache but we care and share your loss. May you find strength in the love of family. Our prayers are with you.

  12. Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal

    The Benjamin Family

    The memories of Kenny will warm our hearts for years to come. We liked being in his company. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies are with you.

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