Kenneth R. Smathers

Born: Tue., Dec. 30, 1930
Died: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Faller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Faller Funeral Home

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Kenneth R. Smathers, 86, formerly of Oil City passed away on Sunday November 19, 2017 in Sarasota FL where he had lived since his retirement in 1994.


Born on December 30, 1930 on the President Oil Lease in Presdient, he was the son of William Reed and Sarah Louella Smythe Smathers.


He was a 1949 graduate of Shippenville High School. Kenneth lived in Venus, Oil City, Buffalo and the retired to Florida in 1994.


On August 1, 1959 he was married to the former Geraldine Griffith who preceded him in death on July 22, 2008.


Kenneth served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict in England and received the Good Conduct Medal.


Upon his return to the states he graduated from Grove City College in 1958 and worked for National Fuel gas Co. in Oil City and Buffalo for 34 years until his retirement in 1992.


He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City and the First United Methodist of Sarasota.


Kenneth is survived by a daughter Ginger Smathers of Sarasota Fl. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his his parents, his wife Geraldine, five brothers Harold, William, Richard, Donald and Duane and also a sister Barbara Reed.


Friends will be received at the Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg, with Pastor Drew Bell of Polk United Methodist Church will be presiding.  Interment will be in the Venus Cemetery following the service.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota FL 34238.


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Linda(Stack) Owens and Chris
   Posted Thu November 23, 2017
Wishing out heartfelt Condolences to Ginger and family. Have many a great memory of your Dad and mine, Jack Stack, spending time together golfing and laughing together and so many other memories. He is now at rest and together with not only his wife but my Mom and Dad, Jack and Betty. May the beautiful Peace of our Gracious Lord surround you and your Family in this difficult time.

Ann York
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
Ginger, my deepest sympathies for the lose of your father. So much wanted to be there to see you and give you a hug but already have an appointment for the same time as the viewing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue on without your dad who was such a big part of your life. God bless you each and every day.
Also condolences and love from my mom. So sorry. Ann

Lisa VanDyke Johnson
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
Ginger, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Many happy memories of your dad, he especially always loved the line, "Lie flat, Lisa" from one of our porch sleep overs! Still makes me smile. Stay strong, it is never easy when you lose such a special person in your life. God bless. Love, Lisa

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