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Raymond Smith

Raymond Thomas Smith

Monday, May 27th, 1935 - Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Obituary

SMITH, RAYMOND "RAY" THOMAS, age 84, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at his home.

Funeral Services for Ray will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, November 30, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Chippewa Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends the day of the service from 12 noon until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

Ray was born on May 27, 1935, in Chippewa Township, the son of William and Vera (Dennis) Smith. He was a die and tool repairman at Lobdell Emery for over 40 years. Ray enjoyed farming beef cattle for 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending time hunting and fishing.

Ray is survived by his former wife, Barbara Jean Grace; children, James Smith, Duane (Sherrie Coffell) Smith, Jeanine Ellen Jackson, Ronald (Kimberly) Smith, and Julie Smith (Larry) Cunningham; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet Harvey.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Harold Smith, LaVern Smith, and Maryjane Cole; and significant other, Lillian Kunkel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

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D.C.

Posted at 11:44pm
I'd like to share my heartfelt condolences to my cousins in the loss of their dad, my uncle Ray. I have felt honored to spend some time lately visiting with him this summer, listening to his one of many stories. Sometimes seeing the softer side of my Uncle, seeing what most would think of him as this tough ole' guy, but many times I was able to see the inner sweet, kind, loving, caring and emotional man and at times seeing tears come to his eyes. Even though you stopped to visit hoping you'd get in and out in a hour...well 5 hours later after many times of saying "Uncle Ray, i gotta go" and as you stood up for the twelfth time he'd tell ya to sit back down and another hour would go by...of course I've never regretted any of them moments and memories. Uncle Ray had a good heart, we knew he loved us even though you might have to say "I love you" a few times to get him to repeat it back to you. Lol. I still knew he loved me, as well I loved him very much. I'll be honest I could of sat for days listening to his stories and especially when he talked of the early years growing up with my dad and mom. He was very fond of my dad, had a lot of respect for him and shared many a story. Well, Uncle Ray...I hope you looking down will read this. You will be sincerely and sadly missed especially by me and I was very honored to build you, your eternal resting place. I will cherish that and hope that it meant as much to you as well. I love you dearly, Unc. 😘 May be gone now, but Never forgotten! ❤
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Terri Benzinger

Posted at 09:33am
So sorry to hear this, my prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
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