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In Remembrance
Kenneth E. (Whispering) Smith
Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Kenneth E. (Whispering) Smith  Kenny Smith was born on Galveston Island on the 11th of January 1939. Worked along the waterfront as a longshoreman, working his way up to the #3 man, retiring in 1997. His hobbies were many, but he especially loved taking photos and writing short stories of his many hunting trips. Because of all the noise on the waterfront, time spent on the rifle range while serving time in the United States Marine Corps and listening to loud “ Beatles ” music in the early sixties and really liking Country & Western music in the 80’s and into the 90’s he had lost a lot of his hearing and preferred not be around noisy places and he found peace while out in nature, away from everyday loud sounds that surrounds us living in the city, he can kick back, partake and enjoy the things we don’t see or hear while in the noisy city.
           
Kenny went on his final hunt on Thursday the 13th of March 2K8, after a short battle with Lung Cancer ( PLEASE QUIT ).
           
Kenny was preceded in death by his father, J.M. (Buster) Smith and his mother Elizabeth Gertrude Smith. Survived by his daughter Tammera Jean Rauch of  Crawfordsville, Indiana, his son Troy Jackson Scott of College Station, Texas, his brother Ray Edwin Smith of Dallas, Texas, his sister Elizabeth Ann Patterson of Yoakum, Texas, his granddaughters Dana Rene’e  Shelton , Krystal Elizabeth Smith, Hannah Kay Scott and grandson Jacob Jackson Scott, great granddaughter Teagan Rene’e Shelton, nephews Michael and Mitchell Smith, Kelly and Kevin Patterson and nieces Sherry Smith and Kimberly Beth Schmidt.
           
Honorary Pall Bearers are Tommy Townsend, Jimmy Sanderson and Billy O’Connor, Troy Scott, Kelly Patterson and Louie Speaks.
           
I had never seen Kenny more enthusiastic than as in the last couple of months, he was so strong mentally if not physically. Kenny knew what was important in life “take it day by day, don’t spend too much energy on details, try to see the big picture. As we see today, life can change in a second.”
           
Please join us for a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Wednesday the 19th of March 2K8 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, with visitation beginning at 5:00 pm and service beginning at 6:30 pm with cocktails to follow at Kenny’s house.
           
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to the American Cancer Society.




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