Ray J. Smith

     December 8, 1940 - January 28, 2017

Ray J. Smith, age 76, of Russell Springs, Kentucky passed away on Friday, January 28, 2017 at the Russell County Hospital while under Hospice of Lake Cumberland Care.  He was born on December 8, 1940 in Russell Springs, to the late Adron E. and Dortha McQueary Smith.

Ray was a farmer, builder and auto mechanic.  He enjoyed camping, boating and the outdoors.  Ray was of the Southern Baptist Faith.  Ray had a passion for learning and attended several years of college after high school.

He is survived by his sons; Joe (Beverly) Smith of Stanford, Kentucky, Ray Neil (Kathy) Smith of Ohio, and Charles Lee Smith of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Two daughters; Sharon (Joe)Ulland of Virginia, and Amy Jo (Robert) Kerr of Columbia, Kentucky.  A brother; Don (Judy) Smith of Russell Springs and a sister Wilma Faye Stegie of Illinois. Along with 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mr. Smith’s wishes, he will be cremated and a celebration of life services will be held at a later date.