72 year old Kenneth Houk of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Toshiba and a Free Will Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and Avery Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Elsie Viola Bratcher Houk; four brothers, Oliver, Charles, Carl, and Earl Houk; and a sister, Catherine Ervin. Houk is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Houk; a son, Timothy and his wife Cindy Houk; two grandchildren, April Warren and Josh and wife Robin Warren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth and husband James Pirtle; two brothers-in-law, Reed Miller and Jackie Ervin; and sister-in-law, Reggie Houk all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.