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Raymond David Smith

December 10, 1933 — July 2, 2018

Raymond David Smith, 84 of Nahunta, passed away Monday morning (July 2, 2018) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Lulaton, GA., his parents were Luther Prince Smith and Essie Mae Boyd Smith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Philbert Ray Smith; and several brothers.

Raymond was a member of Lulaton Baptist Church and served in the United States Air Force. He was a self employed Commercial Pilot and loved Airplanes and flying, he also was a gunsmith and enjoyed building things from start to finish, mechanics, and history.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Jeannie Smith, of Nahunta; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael Terry Smith (Peggy), of Waycross; 5 grandchildren, Teriann Michelle Arnold, of Lulaton, Johni Diane Rhoden, of Jesup, Benjamin Smith, of Brunswick, Naomi Howell of Brunswick, and Jimmy Dean Howell of Waycross; 6 great grandchildren, Chandler Rhoden, Cade Rhoden, both of Odum, Conner Kabar and Kyler Smith, both of Brunswick, Mahaley Arnold of Lulaton, and Brayden Howell of Brunswick. Also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Thursday (July 5, 2018) at 7PM at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wilbur Dean and Rev. Hilton Morgan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles; 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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