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Josh Smith

WALNUT -- Services for Corporal Kenneth Josh Smith, 32, were held Thursday, Oct. 4 at Crossroads Arena with burial at Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Tippah County.

Josh Smith, or, as Chelsea lovingly referred to him, "Kenny," born June 24, 1986, was a devoted father and husband. He worked hard to provide for his family, making sure their needs were met before his own. He was a respected officer with the Mississippi Highway Patrol since 2007. He dedicated his talents to build his career, working from Motorcycle Patrol to the SOG unit, and currently a proud member of the SWAT team. While friends and family always held a fear of the unknown that comes with a career dedicated to serving others, Josh served fearlessly in whatever capacity he was needed to fill. While he enjoyed many things in life such as fishing and hunting with Bryson or drinking milkshakes and riding the Razor with his favorite little girl, Lilly Poo, family was the most important thing in life. Josh and Chelsea enjoyed life together no matter what they did. It could be as simple as riding in the old yellow Dodge, working on cars, or the countless remodels to their new home. They loved each other passionately. He also loved hosting friends and family at home for a cookout, eating Mexican food with Josh and Stacie, or just gathered around the fire pit sharing his always funny stories or teasing each other; he was a joy to be around. When he wasn't serving others, he turned a hobby working on automobiles into a second career that he enjoyed with his wife. While Josh leaves a void that will never be filled, the pride that his family and friends have for the outstanding man he was will carry on forever.

Survivors are his wife, Chelsea Smith of Walnut; one son, Bryson Lane Smith of Walnut; a daughter, Lilly Kate Smith of Walnut; his mother, Vickie Clark of Walnut; his father, James Smith and wife Mary of Walnut; three brothers, Brandon Jones and wife Dana of Walnut, Canon Hawkins and wife Dezaray of Walnut, and McKenzie Clark and wife Bethanie of Corinth; four sisters, Tonya Vick and husband Ricky, Sharee Carter and husband Dusty, and Michelle Wilbanks, all of Walnut, and Kelly Smith of Florida; other brothers, Josh Russell and wife Stacie, Tommy Garrett and wife Shelley, and Jesse James, all of Walnut; other parents, Tim James and wife Kim of Walnut.

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