1935 – 2014
Raymond Richard Smith, 78, passed away on April 13, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital, Panorama City, CA following surgery. He was born August 18, 1935 in National City, CA.
Ray had served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was employed as a supervisor in the materials department at the General Motors plant in Van Nuys, CA until his retirement. He was a resident of Newhall, CA for 19 years and was an active regular attendee at Valencia United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Martha Smith of Newhall, CA; daughter Mary Smith of Hawthorne, CA, sons: Mike Smith of Reno, NV, Mark Smith of Newhall, CA and Miles Smith of Katy, TX; stepson Rex Parker of Los Angeles, CA; brother Tom Smith of Round Mountain, CA. He was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia who passed in 1995 of cancer; his sisters Darlene and Virginia.
Ray was a loving husband, father, brother, and a dear friend. His smile was constant and contagious. He is greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355. Memorial Gifts may be sent to Habitat for Humanity (Attn: Mr. Steve Dwyer, Executive Director), 121 S. Rice Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030.
The Signal, May 11, 2014
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