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Raymond (Ray) Floyd Smith, 46, of Osage, Oklahoma, passed away at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, with his family at his bedside, after a difficult battle with leukemia (ALL). Ray was born on February 6, 1974, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a child, his family lived in Hominy, Sand Springs, and Osage. Ray, a beloved husband, father, papa, son, and son-in-law will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
Ray married Steffanie (Goodman) Garrison in 1992, and to that union, there is one son, Caleb. After their marriage ended, he married his wife, Lynn Eddings, in 1997, and to that union, there are two daughters, Makynzi and Madyson.
Ray was a welder by trade. He began working at C-CAM in Sand Springs, where he met Don Ward, who took the extra time to teach him how to weld. Ray appreciated it so much and never forgot what that meant to him. He paid it forward by helping teach others who were interested in learning to weld, whether it was at workplaces or the CHS Ag class. Ray worked for many companies, including Word Industries, JV Piping, Victory Energy, Cust-O-Fab, and many more. Ray also traveled with work for many years. At the time of his passing, he was currently employed by Holly Frontier Refinery, where he had planned to retire.
As Ray's children grew up, he loved watching them play football, baseball, softball, and even basketball, although it wasn’t his favorite. He helped coach their little league sports when he was able, always hating when he had to miss a game. Ray never met a stranger. It seemed he would always run into someone he knew everywhere he went. He was the most selfless person you ever met. He was always trying to help others any way he could. Even during his illness while undergoing treatment, Ray was recently trying to help get the City of Osage water back online. Also, Ray spent many years volunteering on the Osage Fire Department.
Ray loved his family more than words can describe. He is survived by his wife Lynn, of the home; children Caleb and Kyndle Smith of Indian Head, Maryland; Makynzi and Bobby Lehr of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Madyson Smith and Richard Garcia of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; granddaughters Kynslee Smith and Yori Garcia; father-in-law and mother-in-law Steve & Lovena Eddings of Osage, Oklahoma; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Steve and Stacy Eddings of Osage, Oklahoma; mother Sandra Walling of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother Chris Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister Cheryl Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister Carma Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister Danita Eddings Long of McAlester, Oklahoma; brother Shane Cates of McAlester, Oklahoma; brother Cody Cates of Texas as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Floyd and Virginia Smith, legal guardians Randy and Donna Lemons. Donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or BeTheMatch.org in Ray’s name.
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