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Leppert Mortuaries - Nora

740 East 86th St, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Kent Loren Smith Sr.

July 24, 1942July 24, 2020
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Kent Loren Smith, Sr.

78, of Indianapolis, died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020 at IU North Hospital. He was born July 24, 1942 in Springfield, OH to the late L. Loren and Ferne (Pett) Smith. Kent Sr. graduated from North Central High School in 1960. He was a 1964 graduate of Indiana University and member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Kent Sr. was employed from 1965 to 1982 with Ryerson Steel in Indianapolis as an inside salesman. From 1983 until 2017 he sold advertising specialties. He met his wife Barbara (Sanford) Smith in Indianapolis in 1966. They were married in Bridgeport, Connecticut on October 15, 1966. They then returned to Indianapolis. Kent is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Barbara (Sanford) Smith; his loving sons, Kent L. Smith Jr., and Scott A. (Raina) Smith; his devoted grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” and Hayden Smith. Kent had been a member of boy scouting for over 66 years. During that time, he attended national Jamborees, served as scout master for Troop 18 in North Star District, was a Vigil member of OA, a Silver Beaver recipient, and a Wood Badger where he served on two courses. Kent was a longtime and dedicated member at Second Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, Calvin Prather Masonic Lodge #717, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, where he had served as president of the Reception Unit and Kentucky Colonels. Visitation for Kent will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, August 3rd at Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel followed by Masonic services at 7:30 pm. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4th at Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary followed by entombment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Masks and social distancing protocols are required. Memorial contributions are suggested in Kent’s name to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in care of the Murat Shrine 510 North New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46205 or to our National Parks Foundation. A live stream of Kent’s services will be available at the Second Presbyterian website or directly at: secondchurch.org/funeral

Online condolences are recommended to be offered at: www.leppertmortuary.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Masonic Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Entombment

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Michael Howard

August 2, 2020

Barb, Kent, Jr., Scott and family

Please accept Roxie's and my deepest sympathy on Kent's passing. We have great memories of the family get togethers in Milligan Park in Crawfordsville and at other family functions. I appreciated Kent attending my Eagle Scout award ceremony in or about 1967 and very much was glad to run into you and Kent at Bill Bunting's memorial so that we could reconnect. We very much enjoyed meeting with you all here in Florida when you were here and wherever and whenever otherwise. Great memories. Let's not be strangers.

Love Mike and Roxie Howard

Frank Holt

July 31, 2020

Some 40 years ago I met Kent Smith at the Woodbadge Reunion at the Blue Springs Scout Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Barb and Kent became long time friends. Kent was a friendly guy with a strong dedication to his family and the Scouting family we both served. The lasting friendship we developed provided many fond memories over the years. Sassafras candy still makes me smile! Rest well my friend. Brenda and I send our thoughts, love and prayers to Barb, Kent Jr. and Scott.

Sandi Hobbs

July 27, 2020

We had some great Scouting times. He’ll be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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