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Visitation:

Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Monday, December 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Elm Grove Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Ray Smith

Des Moines

Ray Dean Smith, 87, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on December 5, 2017. He went to be with his mother and father, his two brothers and his sister. He was born April 11, 1930, in Sandyville Iowa to Joe and Vena (Phillips) Smith. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Ray is survived by wife, Constance May Smith; his two daughters Connie Nall and Rennis Ryan; his son Ronald Drake; his grandchildren Boray (Gato) Perez, Rennis (Mario) Monzon, Ricki (Pancho) Guerrero, Billy (Payton) Smith, Donna Drake, Donnie Drake, Ashley Hayner, Tammy Ryan, Diana (Antonio) Lopez, April Bender, Tanisha Powell, and John (Taryn) Ryan; great grandchildren Nicholas, Vicente, Lala, Monica, Sophia, Max, Mason, Oliver, Zane, Johnathan, Xander, Bella, Mya, Selena, Mia, Chrisitan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., Monday, December 11, also at Hamilton’s, and will conclude with burial at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Ray.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.