Ray E. Smith, 85 years old, of Newport, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at the home of his son, Marty with granddaughter Stephanie by his side. He was born November 17, 1933 in Blain to the late Ralph and Isadore (Dupert) Smith. He was retired from TRW/Chromalloy and had worked for R.E. Smith & Sons in Newport. He attended Newport First Church of God and attended Newport High School. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping and repairing lawn mowers He was known as Smitty the Lawn Mower Man.
Ray is survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris (Stambaugh) Smith; sons, Marty Ray Smith (Mary) of Elliottsburg and Ronald Ray Smith of Newport; daughter, Carol E. Poticher (Mike) of Renova and grandchildren, Rick Zeigler (Jennifer), Jeffrey Smith and Stephanie Smith and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother, Wayne Smith and sisters, Freda Swails and Audrey Campbell.
Services will be held Wednesday from the Newport First Church of God, 334 South 5th Street, Newport with a viewing from 1 PM until the funeral service at 2 PM. Burial Will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Perry County Food Bank, P.O. Box 37, New Bloomfield, PA. 17068.