Kenneth Smith, Jr


Kenneth Wayne Smith, Jr., a business owner and lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio died unexpectedly on November 9, 2020 at the age of 42.

Kenneth was born to Sherry Malone-Hogue and Kenneth Smith, Sr on July 20, 1978. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School. Kenneth was baptized in the name of Jesus while attending Shiloh Baptist Church. In Kenneth’s lifetime, he was the owner of multiple businesses including, F&F Fish Market, Phone Outfit, Ultimate Vape, and Story Lounge.

Kenneth is preceded in death by grandmothers, Hollie Jean Malone and Margaret Smith; grandfathers, Lonnie Malone Jr. and Thomas Smith; half-brother, Nick; and three aunts.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Sherry Malone-Hogue; father, Kenneth Smith Sr.; daughters, Lekyha, Kayla, Kania, and Kenya; sons, Davon, Kenten, and Jen’sire; sister, Halle; half-sister, Angel; half-brothers, Kendle, Robert, Seth, and Alford (Shanta) Robinson; grandsons, Malakhi, Raymond, and Raymar; former wife, Tonya; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

Public Visitation 10-11:00am Private Visitation 11:00am and Private Funeral 12:00pm Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Natalie Robbins-Foster

    Sending Love and Prayers and Condolence out to Mrs. Smith Holley and the Smith Family . Sorry for your Loss. I am the mother of Monya Robbins.

  2. R I P

  3. Sympathy and Condolences to the Family. So sorry for your Loss! Kenny was like a son to me. I am the mother of Michelle Holmes.

  4. RIP Brother I love you and our big brother Kendle was fucked up off this news

  5. Kenny? I don’t know where to start? I’m lost for words still this day . I’m not good at saying Goodbye , to a friend I’ve shared life and moments with.. I’m gonna miss you laugh and our serious talks! Dame ! Can’t believe I’m doing this !! Don’t worry my brother I got Holly.. I’m here always ! Rest up in Heaven. Sincerely , your friend . Mr QjH

  6. Our condolences and prayers are sent for the entire Smith family as we realize this is a difficult time. May you be comforted by God’s love and peace in this season and those to come.

  7. Sending love, prayers, comfort and strength to Kenny Sr. and the entire village of family and friends during this most difficult time.

  8. My condolences and prayers to the Smith family.
    Kenny you will always be in my heart I’m so blessed to have years of friendship and memories with you. Rest up my friend…

  9. You will always have a piece of my heart

  10. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences and prayers for his family ,and close friends .

  11. Vicki Glenn-Patterson

    My deepest sympathy for his family and friends, he was one of kind . It was a joy in meeting him. May he rest in peace.

  12. Rest easy my friend you will never be forgotten

  13. My condolences to the entire Smith Family. May you find that God kind of peace during this time of grief.

  14. My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family Kenny. It was a pleasure knowing you and sharing the fun times we had as family. You will never be forgotten. RIH Kenny!!

  15. Thelma L Whitaker

    I will miss seeing you when i visit my Son in law and daughter Jarvis and Janice Rest On

  16. Rest up bro. You will always be remembered!!

  17. Much love and respect rest in heaven you will be missed

  18. Lashanda MAYBERRY

    Kenneth Smith all I can say is Beechcroft high school Rih!

  19. You will be missed always. I will never forget you.

  20. It’s so sad … And more to find out when we couldn’t do anything at all. My mother was so heartbroken, she loved you and every day I waited for your message without knowing that you were not in the earthly world and I actually wanted them to be together. We are sorry we were not with you. Thank you for supporting us. From Colombia, kath

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