Raymond D. Smith

MCCUNE — Raymond D. Smith, 82, of rural McCune passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Raymond Dale Smith was born on July 6, 1937, to Vernal O. and Ruth M. (Westervelt) Smith in Columbus. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in the Sherman area and graduated from West Mineral High School.

After graduating from high school, Raymond began farming and farmed in the McCune area his entire life. He was a member of Sherman City Baptist Church. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. Raymond also enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking and raising cattle.

On Oct. 21, 1956, Raymond married Betty J. Nutt in Sherman. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his wife, Betty J. (Nutt) Smith of the home; two sons, Pat Smith and his wife, Marcia, and Ron Smith and his wife, Theresa, all of Oswego; a daughter, Chris Dingman and her husband, Ryan, of Frontenac; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Smith of Oswego; 11 grandchildren, Trisha Krout, Joe Smith, Tiffany McClintick, Lindsey Martin, Neil Smith, Brad Smith, Brayden Dauben, Avery Dauben, Nicole Smith, Justin Barnett and Luke Smith; and 11 great-grandchildren, Carsynn, Randa, Stella, Katy, Cooper, Colby, Emma, Zack, Isaiah, Braylon and Aaliyah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rodger Smith, on Nov. 12, 2017; and a brother, Leon Blake.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will follow at Sherman Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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