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Raymond Walter Smith III

October 19, 1974 - April 25, 2019

          Raymond Walter Smith III, age 44, of New Castle, DE, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on October 19, 1974, he was the son of Raymond Walter and Margaret Ann (Hartnett) Smith, Jr.  Raymond worked for Waste Industries as a sanitary trash remover.

          An avid football fan, you could always find Raymond watching and cheering on his favorite team, the NY Giants.  He loved cooking barbecue for his family and friends and you never left with an empty stomach.  Raymond enjoyed relaxing with his cherished Labrador, Jake.

          He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Margaret; sons, Daniel J. Fague and Bailey P. Smith; sisters, Margaret Arnold (Tim) and Karen Macdonald (Rob); longtime girlfriend of 8 years, Susan Cecelia; and many nephews and cousins.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A. Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  • Ray ,
    You will be missed dearly. I can’t believe you were taken away from us so soon. I will miss you my friend until we meet again.
    Shannon Taylor

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Uncle Ray, Aunt Midget, Margaret, Karen as well as the rest of his family and friends. It is hard hard to imagine not seeing him! He had an amazing smile and a kind heart! I love you all very much!

  • “Absence and death are the same. Only that in death there is no suffering.”
    May you rest in peace, Ray.

  • Dearest Susan,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss and for Ray’s family members and friends. I always enjoyed chatting with him.
    Peace and love to each of you.