Raymond A. Smith (1933 - 2017)

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  • "Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ray's death. ..."
  • "Prayers to the Smith family. I remember meeting your family..."
    - Linda (Lines) Lutz
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow...."
    - Doug Packer
  • "I have known Ray for a very long time and I loved him..."
    - Lynnette Hutchins
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Raymond A. Smith, age 83, of Moravian Drive, DuBois, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born on Oct. 13, 1933, at his home in Beechwoods, he was the son of the late James H. and Dorothy (Bovaird) Smith.
On Jan. 15, 1952, he married Shirley B. (Shaffer) Smith. She survives.
Ray was a retired farmer, insurance salesman, and land investor.
He was a member of the Treasure Lake Church where he served as a deacon and was currently active in church affairs. He was an avid hunter and he enjoyed both sports and music as a participant as well as a fan. In high school, he played basketball, where he was recognized on the all-state team, played baseball and was a member of the DuBois Area High School Marching Band. He also sang in a barbershop quartet, and various choirs in the area.
He is survived by a son, Stephen M. Smith and his wife Allyson of State College, Pa.; a daughter, Sherri L. Gelnette and her husband Jeff of DuBois, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Jill Smith of DuBois, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Jane Bleil and her husband Jack of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jeannie Whitsett of DuBois, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, David B. Smith; two brothers, John "Jack" and Robert "Wesley" Smith; and a sister, Betty Mohney.
There will be no public visitation.
A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the Treasure Lake Church with Pastor Richard Whitaker officiating.
Although flowers are appreciated, the family requests that instead, memorial contributions be made to the Treasure Lake Church, 226 Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA 15801.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Du Bois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 6, 2017