Ray Smith

Saturday, March 8, 2008

JONESBORO, Ill. -- Ray Larson Smith, 68, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born in Moberly, Mo., son of Benjamin Franklin and Amanda Craigg Smith. He and Patricia Soileau were married Aug. 3, 1991, at Patton, Mo.

Ray was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Anna, Ill., and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kirk Smith of Houston; two daughters, Jennifer Owens of New Albany, Ind., Monique Soileau-Burke of Baltimore; four sisters; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by twin sons and seven brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Christian Assembly Church in Louisville, Ky. The Revs. Jack Ross and Gaylen Holden will officiate.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of local arrangements.