Raymond Lee Smith

LIPAN Raymond Lee Smith, 75, died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Lipan with Rev. David Peacock officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. in the Downing Cemetery in Comanche County with Nowlin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lipan First Baptist Church.

Raymond was born on Oct. 16, 1932, to the late Arletta Anderson Smith. He married Karen L. Boyd on April 21, 1952, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Following more than 20 years of service, he retired from the US Army. During service to our country, he received a Purple Heart, UN Ribbon, Bronze Star, two Presidential Unit Citations, and a Korean War Medal. He had also retired as Roads and Grounds Supervisor and Director of Environmental Service at Tarleton State University where he held those positions from 1982 to 1994. He has lived in Lipan since 1997, coming from Tolar where he had resided for 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lipan.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Smith and Burdell Smith.

Survivors include wife, Karen Smith of Lipan; sons, Raymond Lee Smith, Jr., and wife, DeAnna, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Adrian Lynn Smith and wife, Lori, of Merdian; brother, Dale Smith of Oklahoma; sisters, Marjorie Rowe of California and Bettijane Gald of Viroqua, Wis.; four grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Trey, and Noah Smith.