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Raymond E. "City" Smith
  • Pittman Street Baptist Church
    5105 Pittman Street
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“I found out about Mr. Smiths passing through another retired customs officer. I interacted with him when he worked at customs and just remember him...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Colleen Santiago - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“"City" and I met at the College of Charleston in the mid-50s. He was truly a believer in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. His active...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Fritz Young - GOOSE CREEK, SC


3 of 15 | Posted by: The Smiths - Ladson, SC

“So very sorry that we have lost someone so very special in our Family!He touched many lives in many ways and will be missed!Love, Wayne ,Dawn, and Ian ”
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5 of 15 | Posted by: Eddie Weekley - Mount pleasant, SC

“How blessed we are that the Lord happened to arrange for Charlene & Ray Smith to be in Bulgaria at the same as time us Texans. Seems that our...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dorothy and George Hayner - TX

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

The last time daddy taught Sunday school April 2018. “To my dad, you taught me so much over the years and I could not ask for a better father. I visited with mom yesterday and had coffee with her and I...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sherri Andrews - Hanahan, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with Charlene, Timmy, Jimmy and Sherry. Raymond was one of the finest people I have ever met. I will always remember his...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Eva (Sissie) Erickson - SC

“Much love and hugs to your family. Rays' favorite saying at work was it's a great day. Remembering him fondly. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Plachcinski - Summerville, SC

“Uncle Raymond was so very sweet, pleasant, and kind to all. He made wonderful impressions on everyone and he will be greatly missed. With kindness...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Marjorie Smith Warhurst - FL

“My deepest sympathy to you Mrs. Charlene and your family. I am so glad I saw the two of you not long ago. Mr. Ray was a great inspiration to all...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn OConnor - Goose Creek, SC

“Great supervisor, great teacher and great man. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Moran - Coworker

“Charlene i wanted to express my appreciation you and pastor Rays service for the Lord. Ray lead many people to know Christ. Love Camie Chisolm ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Camie Chisolm - North Charleston, SC

“Love you Mrs Charlene and Brenda. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jones Nicholson - Mount Airy, NC


Raymond E. "City" Smith, 85, of North Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Charlene Harley Smith entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 7, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Pittman Street Baptist Church, 5105 Pittman Street at 11:00 a.m. Prior to the service the family will receive friends in the sanctuary from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Private inurnment will take place at Beaufort National Cemetery. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. NORTH AREA CHAPEL.

Raymond was born June 10, 1932 in Brunswick, Georgia, son of David Patrick Smith and Ruby Smith. After graduating from Charleston High School he attended the College of Charleston, where he played basketball and earned his undergraduate degree. He continued to value education, later receiving a Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina and University of Southern California. Raymond served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. After a long career at the U.S. Customs, he retired as a Supervisory Customs Inspector. Later he passionately served as an ordained minister on behalf of the International Baptist Church in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years; two sons, Timothy Callaway (Iwona) of New Jersey and James Patrick Smith (Heather) of Galva, I.A.; a daughter, Sherri Ann Andrews of Hanahan; a brother, Luther K. Smith (Joanne) of Charleston; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Pat Smith and Gene Smith; and two sisters, Frances Wilburn and Lavonia Brown.

Memorials may be made to Pittman Street Baptist Church, 5105 Pittman Street, North Charleston, SC 29405.