Ray Radford Smith of Dixon passed away January 8, 2013 at the age of 102 years. Ray was born November 18, 1910 in Dixon, MO the son of Joseph Smith and Bertha Mae Aaron.
Ray loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and enjoyed watching the Saint Louis Cardinals. Ray worked in house construction for many years and was a member of the Carpetner's Union for 60 years.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Anna Schalageter Smith and Barbara Smith; 5 brothers: Fred, Woodrow, Harold, Lewis, and Joseph (Doris) Smith, 4 sisters: Alfreda Foster, Mattie Krafczik, Georgia Devault, and Rose Smith, 2 daughters: Joyce Mink and Shirley Miller.
Ray is survived by his 3 daughters, Joann Parks of Osage Beach; Sharon Gammon of North Carolina, Anna Bryant and significant other Edward Torres of Dixon; his son Joe Smith of Lebanon; also 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.