Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith, 79, of Auxvasse passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

He was born on May 27, 1941 in West Virginia to the late Oscar Brown “O.B.” Smith and the late Mae (Dalton) Smith.

On Nov. 19, 1964, Raymond was united in marriage to Linda (Logerman) Smith. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2017.

For many years, Ray worked as a brick setter for A.P. Green in Mexico. He was also an auctioneer where he was known as Colonel Ray. In his younger years, he enjoyed pitching horseshoes and coon hunting. More recently, Ray enjoyed trips to the casino.

He will be fondly remembered by son, Roger Smith (Rhonda) of Naylor; daughters, Sandy Montgomery (Mark), and Susan Blackston, all of Auxvasse; brother, Con Smith (Joyce) of Mexico; grandchildren, Denny Smith (Sierra Harriman) of Springfield, Daniel Smith of Naylor, Megan McAlexander (Eric) of Archie, Emily Gerke (Tyler) of Smithton, and Shawn Blackston (Laura) of St. Robert; great-granddaughter, Charli Gerke; step-great-granddaughter, Addy Cantrell; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ray was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Fred Smith; and sisters, Evelyn Lumbo and Margaret McClanahan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Paul Klepees officiating. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Auxvasse Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Lung Association, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

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