Kenneth Wayne Smith
Kenneth Wayne Smith
  • August 8, 1944 - February 14, 2017
  • Culpeper, Virginia

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Kenneth Wayne Smith, 72, of Culpeper passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born on August 8, 1944 to his parents William Jacob Smith, Jr. (deceased ) and Mary Crandall Patterson in Warrenton, VA.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Nancy for 45 1/2 cherished years and one son Scott with his wife Cynthia and 3 grandchildren, (Andrew, Stone & Cassie Smith). His siblings include one brother Gregory Smith and wife Doris, 2 sisters: Emily Trout of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Valerie Myers and husband Curtis of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William J. & Myra G. Smith; his maternal grandparents, Frank & Edna Crandall.

Kenneth is a graduate of Culpeper County High School where he played sports, played in the band, active in the FFA Chapter & 4-H earning top honors in agriculture, and drove the school bus. He loved serving his community in organizations such as Culpeper Jaycees, Va Farm Bureau, Culpeper Petroleum Cooperative Director, the Ruritan Club and Culpeper Young Farmers of VA.

He is a member of Culpeper United Methodist Church serving as usher and member of the administrative board. He and Scott currently operate Ashland Farms, Inc. carrying on the tradition from Gregory, his father and grandfather. His source of pleasure in his life was the love for family, watching grandchildren grow and develop while passing on the love and tradition of farming to Scott.

Hobbies included building model airplanes and sometimes flying them and traveling. He is the best unpaid detective of Culpeper County. His hope was that some day cancer can be eradicated. His purpose was to serve God, find something to do (farm), and find some things to love (family, friends, community).

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 17. 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Clore-English Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. following with graveside services at Fairview Cemetery on Sperryville Pike led by Rev. Randy Orndorff and Rev. Norma Jean Fellows.

Donations in his honor may be made to the Culpeper area Fire and Rescue Services of your choice. A special thank you to the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hope Center (Onocology & Radiation) UVA Medical Center (Charlottesville, Culpeper), and Continuum Home Health Care.

Condolences may be given at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701 has been entrusted with these arrangements.