Kenneth Randall Smith, 77, of Shallowater, went to be with his Lord and Savior, early Friday morning, March 18, 2022. Kenneth was born in Lubbock on December 25, 1944, to the late Walter Clifton Smith and Janie Olean (Stewart) Smith.
Kenneth attended and graduated from Shallowater High School with the Senior Class of 1963. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in business.
He met and married Julia Powell, the love of his life, on September 21, 1986, at the First Baptist Church in Shallowater.
Kenneth worked as an agronomist with the DeKalb company for 30 years, before retiring in 1995. He was an avid Texas Tech sports enthusiast and loved to work in his yard. According to his family, his grandkids were a top priority, and he was known for being focused on everyone else, putting himself aside. He was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Shallowater.
Those left to cherish Kenneth's memory and honor include his wife, Julia; his children, Jamie Reep and spouse Skip of Shallowater, Andrea Perkins of Dallas, Joel Hohenberger and spouse Courtney of Lubbock, Stacy Hohenberger and spouse Robin of Shallowater and Dee Hohenberger and spouse Jessika of Dallas; ten grandchildren, Kiel and spouse Yvonne, Holli, Kye and spouse Mandy, Kiefer and fiance Shereen, Kole, Jake and fiance Mary Claire, Callie, Shayla, Daniel and Luke; seven great-grandchildren, Kandi, Kyli, Arrow, River, August, Arlow and Kairo. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Joe Smith; three sisters, Majell Westbrook, Lynn Coaly and LaVoynn Clark.
Kenneth's life will be celebrated at 3 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway in Lubbock, with Ernest Hopkins officiating. Final rites and interment will be private under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Kiel, Kye, Kiefer, Jake and Kole Hohenberger, Daniel Foerster and Luke Nichols.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Kenneth's memory to Hospice of Lubbock or the Mustard Seed Ministry at First Baptist Church in Shallowater.