Bowman and Elaine Smith. Raymond grew up in Odessa, graduating from
Permian High School in 1974 and then graduating from Texas Tech University
in 1978 with a degree in Commercial Construction. He was employed with
Raymond is survived by his wife of 33 years, Theresa Toft Smith; son, Jason
Plummer and wife Erica of Gilbert, Arizona, and their two children, Ryder and
Dylan; daughter, Haley Varnadore and husband Jimmy of Queen Creek,
Arizona, and their two children, Joshua and Lily. Raymond (Popi) adored his
four precious grandchildren.
He is survived by his brother, Bowman Smith Jr. and wife Glinda of Odessa,
Texas; sister, Barbara Smith Leeton and husband Jim of Midland, Texas, and
their two children, Emily Leeton Misleh and husband Paul of Seattle,
Washington, and Ryan Leeton of Carpinteria, California; his sister-in-law, Paula
Sandel and son Teddy; and cousin, Nancy Tucker of Memphis, Tennessee.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at
the downtown El Paso Chihuahua's Ballpark, 1 Ballpark Plaza, Entrance
Durango Gate and Clock Tower. Raymond was Project Manager of this
Ballpark, as well many other major projects in El Paso.
Raymond and Theresa moved to California in 2016 with a fellowship of
believers whose vision is to build homes for pastors to live in once they have
retired but want to continue to minister however they choose and are able for
the duration of their lives. They found that many non-denominational churches
do not provide this for these servants who have dedicated their entire lives to
other's spiritual well-being. Memorials may be directed to On Eagles Wings'
Ministries, 2298 Audrey Court, Fallbrook, CA 92028, or the charity of your
Published Oct. 25, 2018
|March 23, 1956 - September 03, 2018