Kenneth Earl Smith

Born: Tue., Apr. 18, 1967
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018


Interment following funeral service


Visitation

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Davis Funeral Home Chapel


Wake

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Locust Bluff CME Church


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Mr. Kenneth Earl Smith age 50 a resident Prattville, Alabama passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Jackson Hospital Montgomery, Alabama.  A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 from Locust Bluff United Methodist Church , 2110 Alt County Road 21 North Prattville, Alabama with Rev. Michael P. Abrams , Pastor and Rev. William Moore  officiating.  Burial to follow Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm from the Alabama National Cemetery 3133 Highway 119 Montevallo, Alabama with Military Honors and Patroit Guard Riders.  Departure time will be Friday, January 19, 2018  at 11:00am from Davis Funeral Home, 362 Walnut Street Prattville, Alabama to the Alabama National Cemetery Montevallo, Alabama.

Kenneth Earl Smith, 50, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. He was the son of Gloria Stoudemire and the late Bradie Smith. He accepted Christ at an early age. He attended St. Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois. He later became a member of Locust Bluff United Methodist Church where he remained a member until his passing.

Kenneth married Tina Goodwin and from that union they had two daughters, Asia and Kenisha. The marriage ended in divorce. He later married Paulette Freneey and from their union they had two children, Dominique and Bradie. He served in the United States Army from 1985 to 2009. He served as a Military Police and was a veteran of the Desert Shield/ Desert Storm coalitions.

Kenneth also held various positions in law enforcement. He served on the Harvey Police Department as a drug enforcement officer and the Illinois Department of Corrections as an officer. He later for Valor Security Services as a security officer and later as supervisor. After hard work and diligence, he was promoted to Director of Security, where he remained until his early retirement in 2013.

Kenny wag a blessed man with many talents and many hobbies. In his spare time, he loved to sing, practice on his photography and had a love of classic cars. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. To bond with his young son, Kenny began coaching and later became the president of the Prattville Bears youth football team. After overcoming several illnesses and having his left leg amputated, he became the assistant coach for the Autauga Academy general Termite football and teams where his son played.

Kenneth put his family first in everything he did; his hearty laugh filled the atmosphere with Joy. He was such a comedian, an outstanding husband, father, son, brother, friend, whatever you needed, and he be missed INTENSELY.

Kenneth leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: his devoted wife Paulette; four children: Asia L. (Shawn) Thompson, Kenisha Re (Brian) Malone, Dominique K. Smith and Bradie M. Smith. Adopted children: Chloe Scott and Dewayne Smith; grandchildren: Aubree and Baby T. He was proceeded in death by son: KJ. He is also survived by his mother: Gloria J. Stoudemire; Sister: Tanya N. (Bill) Fisher, brother: Daryl Means; brother in Christ: William Moore, life-long friend: Mitch Montgomery, Ruth Mincey, Antonio Hall, Adam Wyche, James Skinner, Kenny Mackey, Lisa Goodwin-Jones and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


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C.H.
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the bible's promise of a time when we will see our dead loved ones again. John 5:28,29

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