Kent Smith

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mr. Kent Smith, 63, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Spencer Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2008, at First Christian Church of Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Casket bearers are Ryan Everson, Ron Feucht, Brad Smith, Brent Smith, Dave Soucek and Doug Brons.

Kent Douglas Smith, the son of Raymond and Flossie (Wright) Smith, was born July 17, 1945, in Spencer. He received his early education, and graduated from, Spencer High School. Kent entered the U.S. Air Force in 1963 and he was stationed in Weisbaden, Germany. Following his honorable discharge in 1967, Kent returned to Spencer.

Kent was united in marriage to Eva Borseth in Windom, Minn., in 1969. Following their marriage he went to work for Safeway Foods, Inc. until 1980. He also worked for American Family Insurance for seven years. In 1995, Kent worked at Longhouse Residence where he met his life partner, Jody Waddell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Kenneth Smith, who died in infancy, and Bob and Tom Smith.

Left to cherish his memory are his lifelong partner, Jody Waddell of Spencer; two sons: Travis (Jamie Boldt) Smith of Mountain Lake, Minn., Scott (Connie) Smith of Butterfield, Minn.; Jody's three children: Brandi Waddell of Spencer, Danielle Waddell of Spencer and Nathan Waddell of Des Moines; five grandchildren, sister-in-laws, Shirley Smith of Spencer and Elsie Smith of Oregon as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.