Friday, August 4th, 2006
Ray A. Smith, 68, 217 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Fort Recovery, to Paul H. and Eleanor B. Kaiser Smith. He was married to Eddene "Tiny" Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Stephen (Phyllis) Miller, Fort Recovery; a daughter, Diana (Tom) Westgerdes, Fort Recovery; three brothers, Bob (Helen) and Dick, all of Fort Recovery, and Stanley, Celina; a sister, Phyllis (Jim) Burns, West Alexandria; a sister-in-law, Linda Wood, Ansonia; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Jim; a brother-in-law, Carl Parrett; and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Smith.
He was the owner and operator of the former Smitty's Bar, Fort Recovery. He worked at Avco New Idea, was a courier for First Financial Bank, Celina, and a rural mail carrier at the St. Henry and Celina Post Offices.
He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club and Fort Recovery Gun Club, all of Fort Recovery. He was a 1957 graduate of Fort Recovery High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.