Fallen Hero: Retired Brigadier General Kenneth “Ken” Richard Smith


Funeral Home

Baldwin Lee Funeral Home

Hwy 80E Pearl, MS


Baldwin Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, MS, Thursday, May 16, 9-11 am.


Baldwin Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, MS, Thursday, May 16, 11:00 am.


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 12, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Brigadier General Kenneth Smith, age 87, who had served within the MSARNG in the 112th Military Police Battalion and HQ STARC has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Ken had worked fulltime with the Guard with the 112th MP Battalion and within AGO in various capacities.  Ken had served as battalion commander with the 112th MP Battalion.  If there had every been a great family man, Soldier, and simply a great guy, Ken met and exceeded those standards.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Kenneth “Ken” Richard Smith, 87, of Flowood, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

The family will receive friends from 9:00am until 11:00am on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. The funeral service will follow that same day at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel with burial afterwards at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.