Raymond Vernon Smith, 89, of Smithville, passed away, Thursday, December 21, 2017, at his home. Ray is survived by: his children, Randy Smith and wife Connie, and Kelly Brown and husband Terry; grandchildren, Randa and Lexus Brown and Cheyenne Smith; several nephews and nieces; other relatives and many friends. Private services will be held.A register book will be available January 5, 2018, at Hixon-Klein Funeral Home, in Smithville for friends to sign. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.