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Kenneth Smith

March 21, 1960 - January 14, 2019

Exeter - Kenneth Smith, 58, died January 14, 2019, at his residence surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 21, 1960 in Exeter, a son of Clyde and Sandra (McEwen) Smith Jr.
He graduated from Dexter Regional High School, class of 1978. Ken was employed as a truck driver until his retirement due to failing health. He will always be remembered for his gentle spirit and kind heart.
He was a founder and member of the Exeter ATV Club, a member of the Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club, Harley Owners Group, Teamsters Local # 340, Pacific Lodge # 64 AF & AM, the Cornerstone Baptist Church and also attended the South Levant Baptist Church. He enjoyed trucking, snowmobiling, camping, riding his Harley (motorcycle), but most of all, loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his parents of Dexter and Zephyrhills, Florida; his wife, Tressa of Exeter; his children, Joshua (Heather), Jessica (Colin), Jerrod (Erin) and their mother Susan Trafton; Jacob (Kelsey) and Derek and their mother, Lori Monroe; and a stepson, Justin (Samantha) Gudroe; three brothers, Wayne (Teresa), twin brother Keith (Deanna) and Jeff (Amy); six grandchildren, Cayleigh, Averie, Addison, Logan, Jacob Jr., and Granger.
Ken was predeceased by a grandson, Kenneth.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Northern Light Hospice caregivers Nancy, Melissa, and all of those who assisted in his daily care.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, with Pastors Stan Griffin and John Hersey officiating. Burial will be in the Exeter Center Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 383 U. S. Route 1; Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Ken, long may you run.
Published on January 16, 2019
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Lynn and Penny Porter
Jan 22, 2019
Condolences to each one of you. Kenny had such a sweet smile. So sorry for your loss.
Patrick Flynn
Jan 20, 2019
Keith It has been a long time since 1978 my condolences to you and Kens family.
Allan & MaryAnn
Jan 18, 2019
Kieth, Jeff and the rest of Kenny’s loving family. We sent our deepest sympathy at this time of loss of a very nice man. It was a pleasure to have got to know Kenny as well as being trucking buddies at Timberland Trucking. As all will miss Kenny here on earth fine comfort knowing he is with his Heavenly Father rocking his grandson and waiting for the rest of his loved ones to join him in a glorious place. Sending love and prayers to all and May God Bless you all.
Mike and Marcia Lancaster
Jan 18, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. May God Bless
Diane Benson
Jan 18, 2019
I loved his big hugs at church and quiet smile!RIP ken, and rest assured in Jesus arms! My love to your family!
Karen Allen Ellis
Jan 17, 2019
I have such great memories of Ken. When we were teens we used to ride the trail bikes until Mark, Marvin and I got in an accident. That slowed us down some. As an adult I used to get caught up when we saw each at the truck driving rodeo when he drove for Yellow Freight. He was always ready to tell me about his family. He was so proud of his wife, kids and grandkids. My condolences to his family. RIP Ken❤️
Cheryl House
Jan 17, 2019
Buddy, Sandra and families, so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Special prayers for all.
The Rivard Family
Jan 17, 2019
Sandra, Buddy & Families

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, may you have many happy memories. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers; and know that he is resting comfortably now.
Nancy Pushard
Jan 17, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family . R I P Ken
Skip & Debbie
Jan 16, 2019
Great times were shared with Ken. He will be missed. Condolences to the entire family but know he is smiling down on you.
Carleton (Gug) and Jan Crossman
Jan 16, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family.