by PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
Kenneth Smith, 77, of Pinsonfork, Ky., passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born May 7, 1935, in Pike County, Ky., to the late Onis and Zella Justice Smith.
He is also preceded in death by two brothers; Bob and Darrell Smith.
He was a coal miner having worked at Eastern Coal Company.
He is survived by his wife: Gearldine Sellards Smith; five sons, James “Smitty” Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky., Onis Ricky (Rodjetta) Smith of Paintsville, Ky., Benny “Shade” (Shelia) Smith of Canada, Ky., Donald Ray (Sherrie) Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky., and Michael (Susan) Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky.; one daughter, Deborah Ann (Pemothea) Chapman of Bucyrus, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Ray Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky., and Willard “Smiley” (Bobbie) Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky.; three sisters, Diana Gayle (Gather) Taylor of Pinsonfork, Ky., Francis Williamson of Pinsonfork, Ky. and Audrey Scott of Morehead, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; host of great-great grandchildren and two special great grandchildren; Dillon and Dustin Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday March 22, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Rick Hisle officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery, Pinsonfork, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
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