Kenneth I. Smith

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BOYKINS — Kenneth Irvin “Kenny” Smith, 83, passed away on Nov. 10, 2019, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Kenneth I. Smith

Kenny was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, and was a son of the late Forrest Olden and Mary Griffin Smith. He was also predeceased by his former wife, Lillie Stoltz Smith, and his brother, Marion G. Smith.

Kenny was a graduate of Boykins High School and Virginia Tech.

He was a retired insurance agent with Bryant and Tankard Insurance Agency, and was a former Virginia National Guardsman.

Kenny was a member of the Franklin Shag Club, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed a good hand of poker.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving friend of 25 years, Margaret Wood; two daughters, Sharon Smith Cobb (Ronnie) and Miriam Smith Birdsong (Everett); three grandchildren, Jessica Cobb Whitley (Jason), Brook Birdsong and Lillie Birdsong Hartman (Hunter); great-grandson, Hayden Whitley; two nephews, Craig (Lisa) and Todd Smith (Kristen); and his beloved cats, Mama Cat and Buddy.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Boykins Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 347, Boykins, VA 23827.