Raymond ‘Richard J.’ Smith Jr.

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Raymond “Richard J.” Smith Jr., 70, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Born in Forsyth County on June 18, 1946, he was the son of the late Raymond Richard Smith Sr. and Pearl Mae King Smith, and the widower of Derica Ann Tullock Smith. He was a retired concrete finisher in the construction industry. He loved his family and his dogs.

He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Felix, Hubert, Odell, Ed and Jimmy Smith, and 2 sisters, Cleo Carter and Sarah June Freedle.

Survivors: a son, Brian Richard Smith of Advance; 3 step-sons, Tony Allen Gobble (Rena) and Michael James Gobble (Jean), both of Mocksville, and Ronnie Lee Gobble of Advance; a brother, Virgil Ray Smith of Mocksville; a sister, Evelyn Smith Clark of Virginia; 7 grandchildren, Ashley, Savannah, Aaron, Ivy, Bella, Elora Rose and Hannah Leigh Smith; plus 2 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Davie Funeral Chapel. The celebration of life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.