Mr. Ray Charles Smith Jr. “Junior”, age 53, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born November 10, 1968, to the late Ray Charles Smith Sr. and Regaina Elizabeth Chambers.
Mr. Smith was a truck driver and scrapper by profession. Ray was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, riding through the mountains, and sitting on the beaches of Galveston, Texas. He collected model cars and airplanes. Ray was known as a total prankster who loved to joke and tell scary stores. He loved to play with his grandkids. He enjoyed setting up at flea markets and on the side of the road. He was known for his ability to sell an eskimo snow!
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Ray Charles Smith Sr. and Regaina Elizabeth Chambers; sister, Marie Cathey; and by his nephew, Dewayne Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie (Fairless) Smith; sons, Henry Smith and Daniel Guffey; daughter, Rachelle Guffey; brothers, Bill Smith, Tyke Smith, Marty Fairless, and Pete Fairless; and by his sister, Ruby Thacker; honorary children, Mischa Young, Melissa Williams, Rychie Fairless, Caleb Fairless, Lanie Lewis, Joshua Smith, Sarah Oney, Ray Smith, and Mark Thacker Jr.; and by his grandchildren, Helen Leona Elizabeth Guffey, Emory Young, Elsa Young, Arora Young, Conner Williams, Clara Williams, Karen Oney, Clayton Oney, Joshua Smith Jr., Abbygail Smith, and Jacob Smith.
Services for Mr. Smith will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. Brother Victor Anglin will officiate under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general starting, Thursday, March 3, 2022, through Friday, March 4,2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you wish to participate in his last ride, meet at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home at 12:30 prior to the service.
Pallbearers are Daniel Guffey, Joshua Smith, Floyd Fairless, Bub Fairless, Kody Korrin, Jesse Oney, Caleb Fairless, and Mark Thacker Sr.
Honorary Pallbearers are Henry Smith, Charles Fairless, Tyke Smith, and Bradley Grogan.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
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