January 30, 1964 - April 27, 2017
RAYMOND HAMILTON SMITH, AGE 53 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday April 27, 2017. He was a 1983 graduate of Franklinton High School and later in life, a big supporter of Demon athletics. After graduation, Raymond obtained an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Design and Golf Course Management in Lake City, FL. He then began his career in Vero Beach, FL before returning to Franklinton. Raymond was the Superintendent of Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville for many years before becoming Superintendent of the Franklinton Country Club. Raymond was currently the owner of My 3 Sons Lawn Care. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and other sports. He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Raymond liked to grill outdoors and loved camping, where he could relax with his family and friends. He was always a loving husband, father, brother and friend that will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Survived by: Wife: Sharon Rogers Smith of Franklinton; 3 Sons: Jordan Smith and his fiancé Rachel Branch, Trevor Smith, Tayor Smith all of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Donald George and Evelyn Smith of Munich, Germany,
Gary and Barbara Smith of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Rachelle and Billy Ray Fisher of Mandeville; Father in law and Mother in law: L.B. and James Henry Rogers of Franklinton; Sister in law and Brother in law: Karen and Kenneth Armand of Franklinton; Brother in law: Marty Rogers of Franklinton; Nephews and Nieces and Spouses: Austin Armand, Chelsea Armand, Paul Fisher, Sara and Ben Lee, Laura and Miles Dixon, Neil Smith, Kelly and Dominic Glover, Meggie Smith; Also numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and a many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents George Smith and Norma Trezza Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 29th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Gary Smith, Billy Ray Fisher, Marty Rogers, Paul Fisher, Steve Alexander, Mike McNeal
Honorary Pallbearers: Andy Stires, Carl Johnson