Meadville Tribune

May 9, 2013

Kenneth Leroy Smith Sr.

Meadville Tribune

ATLANTIC — Kenneth Leroy Smith Sr., 83, of Atlantic died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence.

Kenneth was born on Aug. 5, 1929, in DuBois, the son of the late Luella Smith. He married Janet Elaine Hanstine on April 18, 1952.

He retired from Erie Tool & Forge in Springboro. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from Oct. 17, 1952, to Sept. 22, 1954, with active duty in the Korean War. At the time of his discharge, he held the rank of Corporal.

He collected eagles. He loved fishing, hunting and playing poker. He had been a member of the Meadville Eagles Club and the Polish Club in Meadville.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet E. Smith of Atlantic; three daughters, Linda Smalley and her husband, Stephen, of Jerome, Idaho, Robin Andrew of Atlantic, and Susan Acel and her husband, Kenneth, of Titusville; three sons, Kenneth Smith Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Pasco, Wash., Shawn Smith and his companion, Brenda Hollabaugh, of Meadville, and Cameron Doggett of Atlantic; 18 grandchildren, Jasmine, Misti, Kenneth III, Susie, Bryan, Joe, Amanda, Adam, Shannon, Tanya, Shane, Danny, Dennis, Brenda, Vicky, Trinity, Tony and Terry Jr.; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Bertha Fox of Punxsutawney; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Luella Smith, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Rapple; three brothers, Dan Bush, James Bush and Jesse Bush; and three sisters, Orpha, Margaret and Teen.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St., Erie, Pa 16504.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.