Kenneth Wayne Smith
Anderson, SC — Kenneth Wayne Smith, 76, husband of Alma Grace Rowland Smith, of 3048 Standridge Road, Anderson, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
A native of Seneca, SC, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Walter St. Smith and Henny Pauline Thomas Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during Vietnam. Mr. Smith was retired from the Army Reserve ranking SFC. He later retired as a SGT. Deputy from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department. He loved riding motorcycles and fishing and hunting. Mr. Smith served as a deacon at Milltown Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA, where he was a member.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by his children: Anne Gregg (Fred) of Salem, SC, Kathy Addis (Jerry) of Walhalla, SC, Chevis O’Kelley (Katrina) of Westminster, SC, Sharon O’Kelley of Toccoa, GA, Ricky O’Kelley (Ginger) of Westminster, SC and Tammy Beard of Anderson, SC; brother: James L. Smith (Sandra) of Walhalla, SC; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special friends: William Pressley of Westminster and Walt Browning of Walhalla.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his first wife: Margaret Bryson Smith; and brothers: Larry Smith, Gary Smith, Harold Smith, and William Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.
Honorary escorts will include the Deputy Sheriffs, Marine Corps League and the Patriot Guard Riders.
Flowers are accepted.
The family is at their respective homes.
Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.