On Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home in Damascus, Kenneth William Smith, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away suddenly at age 77.
Ken was born on October 9, 1943, in Frederick, MD. He was a local boy who graduated from Damascus High School where he was a member of the FFA. He leaves behind his high-school sweetheart, and wife of 59 years, Rebecca (Stacy) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Ella (Mullinix) Smith and his sister Evelyn King.
Ken enjoyed fishing and hunting, and spending time at their home in Crisfield. Trips to Rocky Gap and golfing with the guys were also favorite activities. He was a hard worker and a friend to all. Ken was always available to help a family member or a friend; and could be found most weekday mornings with his buddies enjoying breakfast at Tom & Ray’s, catching up on local news and solving the world’s problems. He was the owner of You Save Gas in Damascus for 30 years and most recently the Broker and Owner of Up-County Realty, Inc. He also held the honorary title of “Mayor of Damascus”!
Ken leaves behind his loving children, Kimberly and husband Wayne Herndon of Mount Airy, Karen and husband Steve Brightwell of Boonsboro, and Kenny Smith and wife Karen of Libertytown. He also leaves six grandchildren: Michelle (Herndon) and husband Nick Mangiameli; Catherine (Herndon) and husband Teddy Thornhill; Ashley (Brightwell) and husband Steven Crncic; Rachel Brightwell; Kenneth (Trey) Smith; and Jordan Smith; and three great-grandchildren: Easton Brightwell, Tessa Crncic, and Brantley Miller. Brother-in-law Irv and wife Sandie Stacy, sister Pat and husband Dan Cooper, brother Ray Smith, and close family friend Roy Stanley, along with numerous nieces and nephews will also remember him fondly.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 28 at Damascus United Methodist Church 9700 New Church Street, Damascus, Maryland 20827, from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Vernon King will officiate. Interment will follow in Bethesda Methodist Cemetery, 11901 Bethesda Church Road, Damascus, Maryland.
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