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Garnett Raymond Smith

June 21, 1957 November 23, 2018
Garnett Raymond Smith
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Obituary for Garnett Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith, 61, of Pounding Mill, VA, formerly of Paynesville, WV, passed away unexpectantly at his residence Friday, November 23, 2018.

Raymond was born June 21, 1957, in Iaeger, a son of Patsy Sanders Smith and the late Gene Smith. He was a heavy equipment operator for GE Mining, a coal truck owner and driver, and a mechanic. Raymond was truly a Jack of All Trades. He also had a huge love for horses.

In addition to his father, Gene Smith, Raymond was preceded in death by one brother, Olaf Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife and best friend of 14 years, Crystal Jo Smith of the home; five sons, Scottie Smith and wife Danielle of Snow Camp, NC, Jason Smith and wife Kellie of Rockridge, Shawn Payne and wife Trish of Rockridge, Josh Payne and wife Betsy of Grapevine, and Travis Payne and fiancée Danielle of Pounding Mill; six grandchildren, Jayden and Kaylen Smith of North Carolina, Jacob and Emma Smith of Rockridge, Madison and Blake Payne of Rockridge; two step grandchildren Sierra and Trey Garlic of Grapevine; his mother, Patsy Smith of Rockridge; one brother Darrell Smith and wife Jennifer of Jolo; one sister Clarsie Smith of Pounding Mill, special in-laws, Darvin and Betty Rowe of Pounding Mill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Raymond had many friends whom he thought the world of. He was a great man with a kind heart and loving spirit. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 1 o’clock with Reverend Wayne Kennedy officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Caleb Smith Cemetery on Rockridge near Paynesville, WV. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Friends may visit with the family at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, Wednesday evening, November 28, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

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6:00 PM 11/28/2018 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/28/2018 9:00:00 PM
Fanning Funeral Home Iaeger

4299 Coal Heritage Road
Iaeger, WV 24844

Fanning Funeral Home Iaeger
4299 Coal Heritage Road Iaeger 24844 WV
United States





1:00 PM 11/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Fanning Funeral Home Iaeger

4299 Coal Heritage Road
Iaeger, WV 24844

Fanning Funeral Home Iaeger
4299 Coal Heritage Road Iaeger 24844 WV
United States

Cemetery Details


Caleb Smith Cemetery Final Resting Place

Paynesville, West Virginia 24873

Rockridge Paynesville 24873 West Virginia
United States

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