Ray M. Smith

December 12, 2021

of Columbia, SC, transitioned Sunday, December 12, 2021. Public walk-through to be held Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:59 AM at V.B. Barlow Memorial Chapel, 205 North Main Street Covington, TN 38019. Funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis, TN 38125.

In accordance with local, state and federal guidelines, face masks/coverings and social distance are required.

  1. My Brother
    May the good Lord embrace your arrival
    Love you

  2. To the Family,
    We the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Iota Zeta Chapter, extend heart felt sympathy for your loss. Brother Ray will be forever remembered for his kind and gentle nature. We, his pledge line brothers, will miss him dearly.
    “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.” You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ray Smith was my childhood friend. We both graduated from Brighton High School class of 1976. We both went on to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin. We both went on to pledge Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. We both served in the Military. Ray was always a very humble and good guy. He didn’t say much but always loved a good laugh. Our prayers go out to the family. Rufus Wilson

  4. The loss of a friend is always a difficult thing for me. Ray and I go back many years from graduation from Brighton High in 1976 to our time at UTM. We had many fun times back in those days. In my senior years I grieve in a different way. I not only feel sorrow but I feel grateful that Ray was a part of my life. We all have a place in the world and should, as Ray has,make it a better place. It’s your time to move on UP my friend. Bill Dowell

  5. My condolences to Glenda Smith in the loss of her brother Ray. I admired the bond you had when we were at UTM. Rest in Heaven Ray… you’re done with the troubles of this world.

  6. Ray you will be sorely missed. You were not only a beloved classmate, cousin, and friend you were my best my man at my wedding. I will forever be grateful to you. Your life journey and struggles are now over, now you will have eternal life with the The Lord our Savior. May the Smith’s family and our extended family and friends find comfort in the reading 0f the following scripture Psalm 23:1-4. God continue to comport and bless our family and friends.

  7. My condolences to my dear friend Glenda Smith and family during the loss of her brother Ray. May God gives you peace and strength during this difficult. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1.

  8. My cousin!!! My God bless your family through these tough times and continue to give them strength!!

  9. My condolences to Glenda and the family of Ray Smith.

  10. My heart goes out to the Smith Family. It’s always hard to let go but remember this: Our Father said , He, would go to prepare a place for us & then come for us. The way is through , Christ Jesus. Ray is home. A place we will all be one day. Ray was a beautiful, gentle man, whom will be missed. God bless each of you. To be absent in the body is to be present with The Lord. Shine on , Brother, shine on.

  11. May the God of all comfort be with the family in their time of crisis’ 2corinthians 1:3,4 The Sappington’s

  12. Ray was my classmate and I haven’t seen him since graduation 1976 from Brighton High School. He was so quiet and easy going.
    My condolences to

  13. To my dear friend Glenda, so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you, and your family during this difficult time. Rest in love, my dear brother Ray.

    Love you all.

  14. My condolences to the family.