Kenneth Milton Smith, 79, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.
He was born on March 6, 1943, to the late JT and Eastine Smith of Acworth, Georgia. “Kenny” attended North Cobb High School from 1957-61 and was instrumental in leading the football team to a state championship. After attending Southern Polytechnical Institute, he took a job with Bressler Brothers. He went on to pursue his career in apparel manufacturing at Walton Clothes in Loganville, Georgia; Superior Pants in Athens, Georgia; and Hardwick Clothes in Cleveland.
Ken was an avid golfer and a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Cleveland. He was also active with the local chapter of the Gideons.
Ken is survived by his wife of 42 years, Angela (Abbott); daughters, Lisa Brooks (Randy) and Jennifer Smith (Traci); sons, Tommy Hourigan (Debra) and Scott Hourigan (Ingrid); grandchildren, Kayla Chatfield (Matt), Kelin Brooks (Katie), Matthew Hourigan (Rachel), Marc Hourigan (Kim), Jesse and Savannah Hourigan; and six great-grandchildren, Haley, Audrey, Jack, Reagan, Cameron and Ava.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at the First Baptist Church Cleveland, with a service following.
He will be buried at a later date alongside his parents in Acworth, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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