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Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX

OBITUARY

Kenneth G. Smith

July 23, 1936May 31, 2020

Kenneth G. Smith, 83, formerly of Seadrift, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, surrounded by family in Midland, TX. Kenneth was born to parents Woodrow and Ida Mae Smith, on July 23, 1936 in Seadrift, TX. Kenneth graduated from Port Lavaca High School in 1954 and worked 35 years for Alcoa in Point Comfort as a maintenance mechanic. He married his best friend, Kathy Wooldridge, on December 20, 1985. Upon retirement, Kenneth and Kathy moved to the Rio Grande Valley where they spent twelve years doing missions work in Mexico. Kenneth was an active member and served on the board of trustees of Fisherman’s Chapel in Port O’Connor. He also served as Sunday School superintendent. He was active in the Port Lavaca Bowling League and traveled competing nationally. Kenneth will be remembered for his love for the Lord and his passion to see others come to know Him. Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy; his parents, Woodrow and Ida Mae Smith; and one great-granddaughter. He is survived by his four sons, Tim Smith of Romance, AR, Kevin and wife, Karen of Cabot, AR, Shawn and wife, Janet of Grand Blanc, MI, and Brad and wife, Pam of Midland, TX; one sister, Joy Stockwell of Ardmore, OK; as well as grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Miranda Sweeney, Ashley Hearn, Allison Lewis, Andy Smith, Brandon Smith, Payton Smith, Ashton Smith, AJ Smith, Abigail Smith, Gabriel Smith, and six great-grandchildren. The family welcomes you to the visitation on Thursday, June 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services to celebrate his life will be held Friday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Seadrift Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fisherman’s Chapel – World Missions Fund, Port O’Connor, TX. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Woodrow Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Ida Mae Smith, Mother (deceased)
  • Kathy Wooldridge Smith, Wife (deceased)
  • Tim Smith, Son
  • Kevin and Karen Smith, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Shawn and Janet Smith, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Brad and Pam Smith, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Joy Stockwell, Sister
  • Mr. Smith also leaves behind his grandchildren: Dustin Smith, Miranda Sweeney, Ashley Hearn, Allison Lewis, Andy Smith, Brandon Smith, Payton Smith, Ashton Smith, AJ Smith, Abigail Smith, Gabriel Smith, and six great-grandchildren to cherish his memory. He was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Smith
  • Payton Smith
  • Ashton Smith
  • AJ Smith
  • Greg Wooldridge
  • Zachary Wooldridge
  • LM Caddell
  • DONATIONS

  • Fisherman's Chapel - World Missions Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 5, 2020

Memories

Kenneth G. Smith

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Violet Strain Poncik

June 5, 2020

Our cousin Kenneth was close to the age of my younger brother, Billie Strain. As boys, they spent time together at our home in Port O’Connor and at his home in Seadrift. I remember Kenneth as a kind & rather serious boy. He did enjoyed a good laugh and knew how to have a good wholesome time. Our brother, Bill, is deceased now so they might be having a reunion in their eternal home.
God rest your soul Kenneth!
Violet

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