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Raymond J. Smith

July 7, 1936 — January 16, 2024

Raymond J. Smith, 87, a longtime resident of Waycross, GA. passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Born in Nicholls, Georgia, he moved to Certus Memory Care in Mount Dora, FL. October, 2020. Raymond was of Christian Faith and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Waycross, Georgia. Raymond was a machinist with CSX Transportation (Railroad) from 1957 until his retirement in 1998. Raymond and his wife, Mary, owned and operated RS Motors car lot in the pecan orchard on State St for 40 years. Raymond was known as an Honest Car Dealer. Raymond was a member of the CSX Railroad Union and of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. Raymond is predeceased by his Parents, James and Lillie (Dyson) Smith; Brothers, James H. Smith, Rev. Idas Smith, and Sisters Varnell Crews; Hazel Smith; and by his Loyal Dog and best friend Lucky. He is survived by his Wife, Mary Jarrett Smith; Daughter, Linda Smith Schnell and Son-in- Law, Danny Schnell of Eustis, FL; and by numerous extended family and friends. Services will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery Waycross GA, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1622 Gibbs Street, Waycross, GA 31503. Online Guestbook available at  www.hardenpauli.com  Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, Florida.
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