The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Birthday Announcements

May 19, 2014

Smith, 90

Kenneth V. Smith will celebrate his 90th birthday with family. Cards may be sent to 701 Deer Run, Enid, OK 73703.

Kenneth was born May 25, 1924, in Durham, Kan., the son of Jacob and Lydia Smith.

He is a graduate of Carrier High School and a 1947 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee.

Kenneth and Bernadine Mae Waggoner were married May 2, 1947. They had been married 62 years at the time of her death.

He worked for Long Bell Lumbar Co. from 1948 to 1956; farmed in Coyle from 1956 to 1961; farmed and worked for Lee Unruh from 1961 to 1968; founded Smith Construction Co. from 1968 to 1986; and was a master carpenter for Edgewood Arms, Winchester West and Indian Oaks apartments from 1986 to 2004.

Kenneth served with the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines from 1944-1945.

He is a member of Oakwood Christian Church and American Legion.

His children are Kenneth V. Jr. and Ruth Smith, Piedmont, Okla., and Judy and Eldon Henderson, Sherrie Reed, Gayla and David Hopkins and Troy and Michelle Smith, all of Enid, Verna Dean and Matthew Jaggers, Thompson’s Station, Tenn.; and Terry and Patty Smith, Johnstown, Colo. He has 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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