Reuben Ray Smith, age 74, of Raymond, passed away at 8:09pm on January 29, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis Missouri he was born in Harvel, IL on November 29, 1946, the son of Reuben H. and Flora M. (Smith) Smith.
Reuben served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968.
He married Sandra Kay Peger at the Raymond Presbyterian Church on November 17, 1968.
He was a member of A Community of Faith Church in Raymond and the Raymond American Legion Post 299.
From 1980 until 1985 He operated the Raymond Inn. When Reuben started driving it was with Sorrells, and Smith Distributors. For 27 years he drove for Bekins Van Lines and most recently for Joe Pope Trucking. Reuben enjoyed model trains, and going to Car and Truck Shows
Besides his wife he is survived by sons Todd wife Beth Smith of Atwater, Chad Smith of Taylorville, Nicholas Smith of Raymond, three grandchildren, Hunter, Zachary, and Kylie.
Besides his parents, his siblings Johnnie E. Smith, Robert Smith and Darlene Pitchford precede him in death.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on February 13th at A Community of Faith Church in Raymond with Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Visitation will be held from10 until the time of service. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Raymond.
Memorials in the memory of Reuben may be given to Montgomery County Cancer Association.
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The family is being assisted by Hough Funeral Home in Raymond.
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