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Wendell Hunt Smock

November 20, 1938 — January 29, 2022

Mr. Wendell Hunt Smock, age 83 of Murray, KY., passed away on January 29, 2022, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center. He was born on November 20, 1938, in Louisville, Ky. To Wendell Merritt and Mary Mildred Hunt Smock.
A graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute, he received his MA in English at the University of Kentucky in 1965 where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. In 1965 , he began his teaching career at Murray State University where he taught English and was an academic advisor. He was also instrumental in starting the Kappa Alpha Order at Murray State. In 1980, Hunt entered the private business world becoming vice president of HT Marketing.
Hunt married the love of his life, Jennye Sue Stubblefield in 1959. Together they reared two children, Mary Margaret and Wendell Ashley in a loving and always eventful environment. They were very blessed as a family.
Hunt was an avid tennis player. He and his close friend, Benny Purcell ruled the tennis courts of Murray State for many years. Hunt and Jennye Sue enjoyed their daily walks together across Murray State's campus.
Hunt was a voracious reader of history and religion. He had a passion for the history of the Confederacy and strongly believed in limited government and personal liberty.
Hunt loved his friends and family passionately, especially his grandsons Wyatt and Reese.
Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, Merritt and Mary Mildred Smock and his wife of 61 years, Jenny Sue. He is survived by his daughter Mary Margaret of Nashville, TN and his son Wendell Ashley and wife Lisa of Louisville, and two grandchildren Wyatt and Reese.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the Murray City Cemetery with John Dale and Rev. Jim Stahler officiating. There will be no public visitation held.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Hunt and Jenny Sue Smock Scholarship Endowment at Murray State University. Checks should be written to the MSU Foundation, with "Smock Endowment" on the memo line. Mail to: MSU Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY, 42071.
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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Murray City Cemetery

Chestnut St, Murray, KY 42071

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