Raymond Smith


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Raymond H. Smith, 46, of Moline, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial visitation will be held Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. There will be no services. Memorials may be made in care of the Raymond Smith Benefit Fund.
Raymond was born on Aug. 18, 1966, in Moline, a son of Raymond H.D. and Louella Clow Smith. Raymond was a graduate of Moline High School and attended Black Hawk College. He married Tammie Frantz on Jan. 3, 1998, in Moline.
Raymond worked 20 years for the Painter's Local 502 until he could not work any longer because of his illness.
He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who loved life and respected all people. He was a huge boxing fan. Raymond also loved lions, as well as singing and music.
Survivors include his wife, Tammie Smith, Moline; children, Ryan A. Frantz, Albuquerque, N.M., September D. (John) Reeb, St. Louis, Mo., and Joshua J. (Leesah) Smith, San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Gabriel Frantz, Taylor, Mich., and Landen Reeb, St. Louis; father, Raymond (Margaret) Smith, Moline; mother, Louella Smith, Coal Valley; brothers and sisters, Louella (Dennis) Heiman, Grimes, Iowa, Randy (Monica) Smith, Rock Island, Amy (Mark) McPeek, Stockton, Ill., Jodi (Ted) Robbins, Colona, and Sara McCartney, Fayetteville, N.C.; and his ex-wife and mother of Joshua, Billie Rae Glidewell, Milan.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marti Smith; and grandparents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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