Saturday, May 22, 2021

 Ray Clifton Smith, Jr.

Ray Clifton Smith, Jr., 61, of Howell, MI, peacefully died on May 6, 2021 in the hospital, with his daughters by his side. Ray was born November 9, 1959 to Ray Clifton Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Hudson in Marlette, MI. Ray was the oldest of 4 children.

Ray married Lorrie (Dumas) Smith on August 15, 1986. Together they raised three daughters: Zoanna Fletcher, Desirae Smith, and Roxanne (Nathan) Hertzler. Ray was a Papa of 6: Rebecca, Justin, Cypriann, Richard, Hunter, and Mason. He was a man of many talents and loved competing in the U.S.A. Demolition Derby and Figure Eight races, fixing cars, fishing, shooting pool, and playing cards/poker with his family.

Ray lost his wife in December 2020 to cancer. Ray said that Lorrie was his whole heart and losing her was extremely hard. Though he will be missed here, he is now with his wife again.

Ray was cremated at Generations Crematory and a Celebration of Life will be held later this summer.

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