Kent Douglas Smith, Sr., 61, a resident of Lafayette, LA and native of Melville, LA, passed away on March 5, 2020 at 10:47 PM at his residence.
Visitation will be observed on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 8:00 AM until funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM at the Progressive Baptist Church at 2001 E. Simcoe Street Lafayette, LA, Reverend Lloyd Joiner, Jr., Pastor. Burial will follow funeral services in the Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, LA.
Memories of Kent Sr., will forever remain in the hearts of his beloved wife of forty years, Andrea Temia Wren Smith; a son, Kent D. Smith, Jr. and his wife Curtrell Smith of Zachary, LA; two daughters, Corliss Paige Smith of Lafayette, LA and Marie Rose, Zachary, LA; one grandson, Javonte Williams and a great-grandson; two sisters, Rebecca Haynes and husband Willie Haynes III of Melville, LA and Stephanie A. Selvage of Baton Rouge, LA; a godson and nephew, Myles P. Wren of Lafayette, LA; a goddaughter, Shardae Horton of Melville, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Kent Sr., was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence and Annie Smith; three brothers, Harry Smith, Marion Smith and Lamar Smith and his mother-in-law, Maggie P. Wren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made to the American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, and Shriners Children Hospital in honor of Kent D. Smith, Sr., all organizations which were close to his heart.
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