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William Raymond Smith

March 28, 1948 — June 14, 2023

William Raymond Smith, known to all as Raymond, was a man who exemplified what it means to be loving, friendly, and selfless. Born on March 28, 1948, in Greenville, SC, Raymond's life was a testament to the power of compassion and service. He passed away in his beloved hometown of Greenville, SC, on June 14, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and a life well-lived.
Raymond was the devoted husband of his predeceased wife, Mary Jean Smith, and together they built a beautiful family. He was the proud and loving father of Kimberly Kay Smith, Mary Ann Smith, and the late Tammy Marie Redding. As a grandfather, Raymond cherished every moment he spent with his grandchildren, Omar lee Smith III, Amber Christian Cole, Austin Dale Nash, Zachary Justice Nash, Alexander William Smith, Breyden Andrew Broome, and Bella Ann Broome. His joy multiplied when he became a great-grandfather to Jaxtyn Dallas Nash, Bryleigh Rayne Smith, Kason Dale Nash, and Aviana Marie Lynn Smith.
Throughout his life, Raymond was a hardworking and dedicated truck driver who took pride in his career and the connections he made on the road. His strong work ethic and commitment to service extended beyond his profession, as he was an active member of the Sons of Confederacy and a proud Free Mason. Raymond's passion for helping others and making a difference in his community shone through every aspect of his life.
Raymond was a man of many interests and deeply cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He found peace in the simple things that brought joy to his life, like his wife, cutting grass, and enjoying a good bowl of cornbread and milk. A natural-born helper, Raymond was often seen lending a hand to his neighbors or working tirelessly at Heritage Park, where his dedication and kindness left a lasting impact on all who crossed his path.
In the face of loss, we are reminded of the extraordinary power of one person to touch countless lives. As we celebrate Raymond's life, let us carry with us the lessons he taught us and strive to embody the same qualities of love, friendship, and selflessness that he championed. With every act of kindness and every moment spent in the service of others, we are keeping Raymond's spirit alive, honoring his legacy, and continuing the work of making this world a better place.
Rest in peace, Raymond—a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Your life was a gift to us all, and we will forever be grateful for the time we had with you.
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