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Kenneth Roger "KR" Smith, Sr.

July 9, 1925 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 96)



Kenneth “KR” Roger Smith Sr. made it to Heaven October 31, 2021, in Opelika, Alabama. KR was born in Shawmut AL on July 9, 1925 and attended school there as well.  He married and soon after headed off to join the U. S. Navy. He spent the next 22 years serving his country with pride during WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam conflicts. Traveling with his wife Libby, and their three children, they lived in many parts of the U.S. as well as three years in Communist Cuba, life’s experiences were many. After retiring from the Navy, Civil Service, and many years driving school buses for Chambers County, peaceful living was a dream.

With an adamant and unyielding desire, his belief in Jesus Christ as his personnel Savior, his life was rich. He loved his church and his church family. He loved golf and all the friends he made while playing. He so enjoyed the fellowship. Of course, keeping the lawn looking good was always a priority.

KR was preceded by his wife Libby in October 2011, and his daughter Paula O'Brien in August of 2017. Things looked dim, but as fortune would have it the Lord worked a miracle and brought  Barbara Duncan into his life... nothing better could have happened. Barbara brought children, Anthony Pressley of Talladega, AL, Rhonda Collier of Talladega, AL, Deb Butler of Tampa, FL, and Janice Sindia of Carbon Hill, AL into KRs life where all became one.

KR is survived by his sons, Roger and wife Kathy, Timothy and wife Anne as well as grandaughter, Carissa her husband Phil, and four great-grandchildren, Parker, Lydia, Mason and Rai.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 PM EDT Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, Alabama.  Viewing will be from 5pm-7pm EDT on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

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November 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

Funeral Service
November 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

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