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Kenneth Smith

July 17, 1937 June 23, 2019
Kenneth Smith
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Kenneth Earl Smith, son of Walter Henry and Hazel Bernadine Swanson Smith, was born, July 17, 1937 in Darjeeling, India. He departed this life, June 23, 2019, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty one years, eleven months and six days.

On April 03, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa he was united in marriage to Virginia Lea Bolton and to this union three children were born. Together they shared sixty one years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Smith of Gravois Mills, Missouri; three children, Leanne Payne and husband Byron of Cedar Hill, Missouri, David Smith and Brooke Douglas of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jayne Smith-Dubay and husband Jake of Parkland, Florida,; three grandchildren, Dalton Payne, Sam Smith, and Luke Dubay, brother, Dr. Edgar Smith and wife Sharyl of Des Moines, Iowa, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Kenneth was raised in Des Moines, Iowa where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955. After graduating he became a reservist in the United States Navy and attended the University of Iowa. He was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. Kenneth lived in many other places including Marshalltown, Iowa, Platte Woods and Parkville, Missouri and then made his home here at the lake in 1996.

Kenneth made a profession of faith and was a member of Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church.

Kenneth, “Kenny” or “Smitty” spent many hardworking years in the Transportation and Trucking Industry and was a leader and Past President of Kansas Motor Carriers, Board Member of the Missouri Motor Carriers and American Trucking Association safety council member.
Kenneth was very active in his community.He was involved in many organizations including; Rotary Club of Camdenton, Ozark Jazz Society, and the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705, where you could catch him bartending and working the Mouse Races.

In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and he was a huge sports enthusiast.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created with his family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church. A lunch will follow at the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 after the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association at

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

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Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church

305 N. Main Street
Laurie, MO 65037

Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church
305 N. Main Street Laurie 65037 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimers Association

225 N. Michigan Ave Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601

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