Farming Rural 21

Kenneth L Smothers

February 22, 1947 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 73)


KENNETH LARENCE SMOTHERS, of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born February 22, 1947, in Harrison, Arkansas to Fred and Fairy (Magness) Smothers. Surrounded by his family, Kenny departed this life Friday, December 11, 2020, at his home at the age of 73.

Kenny devoted his life to his family. Along with being owner/operator of Smothers & Sons Trucking, he also spent his days on his cattle farm in Denver Arkansas. He was an outdoorsman with his hobbies including, fishing, hunting, riding horses and was an accomplished steer roper. He would spend his summer evenings making homemade ice cream for his neighbors and many friends.

On December 24, 1965, he was united in marriage with Blenda Faye (Bailey) Smothers, who survives him of the home.  He is also survived by two sons, Keith Smothers and Kelly Smothers, both of Green Forest; five grandchildren, Ryan Smothers and wife, Kaysi, of Green Forest; Jessica Trulove and husband, Matt, of Berryville, Arkansas; Whitney Harp of Harrison, Kaelee Ward and husband, Dalton, of Pineville, Missouri; Carlee Smothers of Green Forest; seven great grandchildren, Gage, Tennessee, Saylor, Wrylinn, Lively, Creed, Acetynn, two sisters; Joy Molder of Green Forest, Freddie Massengale of Alpena and brother Sonny Smothers of Green Forest; along with many other relatives, loved ones and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Fairy Smothers; one great grand-daughter Auburn Trulove.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020, all at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest, with Pastor Doug Blevins and Pastor Lannie Younger officiating.  Interment will follow the service in the Alpena Cemetery in Alpena, Arkansas.  Memorial donations may be made online to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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December 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Home
609 W. Main St.
Green Forest, AR 72638

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Home
609 W. Main St.
Green Forest, AR 72638

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