BATTLEBORO - Raymond Wheeler Smith, 77, died Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allan Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
He was a son of the late Ned and Effie W. Smith. He was preceded in death by his half brother, Robert Billings. He was a Navy veteran.
Surviving: wife, Phyllis S. Smith; sons, Wayne Smith and Greg Smith, both of Raleigh; stepsons, David Joyner (Lora) of Greenville, Matt Joyner of Clayton; brother Ned (Cathy) Smith of the White Level Community; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Level Community Holiness Church, 481 Wood Road, Louisburg, NC 27549.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.