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William Kenneth Smith: Loris

1941 – 2020

     William Kenneth Smith of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, at his home. He was 78.

     Mr. Smith was born on November 10, 1941 in Loris to the late William Clyde Smith and the late Geneva Cooke Smith.

     Mr. Smith served his country with courage, honor, and distinction, with two tours in Vietnam, finally retiring after 29 years of faithful service in the United States Air Force.

     He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, but will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather ,and brother.

     Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Smith of Loris; daughter Regina Faye Davis and husband Kory of Loris; three grandchildren, Chelsea Elizabeth Davis, Brandon Lee Davis, and Lily Ann Davis; two brothers, Don Smith and wife Donna of Gastonia and Gary Smith and wife Susie of Loris; four sisters, Hilda Formy Duvall and husband, Arnold of Nakina, Jean Marangelli of Loris, Frances Anderson and husband Jerry of Cherry Grove, and Marsha Fowler of Loris; and many loving nieces and nephews.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Graveside services, with military honors, were planned for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Carter Cemetery with Rev. Mack Hutson officiating.

     Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church at 2615 Hwy. 66, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.