Kenneth Edward Smith

August 24, 1941 - October 16, 2017
Kenneth Edward Smith


Ken passed away at the home on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Ken was born in New Jersey on August 28, 1941, the son of the late Leo Edward Smith and Wanda Cahill Smith.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Bette Ann Smith.

Ken and his wife, Sarah, moved to Wilmington in 1973.  Ken was a beloved husband and father.  He was an ever present source of strength and guidance for his family.

He was third generation DuPont employee and worked faithfully for DuPont for 36 years.

He enjoyed working on cars and loved bowling.  Upon retirement, he spent many years refurbishing computers and gave over 500 computers to those in need.  He was an avid history buff especially all things related to Egypt.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Sarah, daughter, Karin Pleasant and deceased husband, Mike of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Susan Stankus and husband, Marty of Wilmington, NC and sister, Connie Ballantyne of Phoenix, AZ.  Surviving also are all his beloved grandchildren, Kelsey Pleasant, John Michael Pleasant, Lindsey Pleasant, Sarah Constantine, Devin Stankus and Blake Stankus.

No services will be held but family and friends are welcome to visit in the home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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  • October 16, 2017
    Beth Donaldson says:
    Sarah, Karin and Susan, my prayers and thoughts are with you. May God grant you His perfect peace that passes all understanding.

  • October 16, 2017
    Elaine Corbett says:
    Sarah you and your family are in our prayers. We love you guys and are praying for peace during this difficult time. Much love Elaine and Skip Corbett

  • October 17, 2017
    Becky Royal says:
    Sarah, Susan and family so sorry for your loss. Mr. Ken was my favorite computer guy and I know he will be missed by all. Praying that God grants you his comfort and strength at this time. Love to all.

  • October 17, 2017
    Nicole Wells says:
    Sarah, Our hearts break for and with you. We love you. Praying for God's peace and comfort for your family in this hour and those to come. Love Brandon, Nicole, Jessica, and Jake Wells

  • October 17, 2017
    Kristy Johnson says:
    Susan prayers for you and your family. Please let me know if I can do anything.