Ray Ray Smith
Ray Ray Smith
  • September 2, 1936 - July 4, 2017
  • Denison, Texas

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Ray Smith, 80 yrs old, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Denison, Texas.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, July 7, 2017, with funeral services commencing at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery Chapel in Denison, Texas with Brother Houston Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans section.

Ray was born Wednesday, September 2, 1936 in Boswell, Oklahoma to Burtram E. and Viola (Ulch) Smith, one of 7 children. He served his country in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne. He was proud of his military service. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Bells, Texas and was a people person. He never met a stranger. Ray loved his family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were especially special to him, and hosted all family gatherings so he could keep them near. In his spare time, Ray loved to travel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Romona Faye (Kemp) Smith of Denison, Texas; son William Eric Smith and wife Nini of Rowlett, Texas; daughter Jovonna Reeves and husband Tommy of Whitewright, Texas; brothers Leman Smith and wife Joann, Eugene Smith, Douglas Smith and wife Geneva, Jim Branch and wife Gay and Roy Smith; sister Irene Russell and husband Warren; grandchildren Justin Reeves, Amanda Ulmer and husband David, Lisa Marie Jones and husband Tavara, and Luke Smith; great-grandchildren Blake, Nicholas, Bella and Genesis and many nieces and nephews.