Raymond Szalankiewicz Smith, 88, died on
October 12, 2008 in Okmulgee. He was born in Okmulgee on August 8, 1920 to
Stanley and Mary Szalankiewicz.
Mr. Smith married Ruth Coenen on November 28, 1948 in
Okmulgee, OK. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air corps and served in World
War II. He worked for Southwestern Sheet Glass, American St. Gobain, and retired
from the Okmulgee Post Office in 1982.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Joe
and twin brother Marion, six sisters, Stella, Josephine, Stephanie, Wanda, Mary
Francis, and Veronica.
Survivors include his wife Ruth, one son Robert and his wife
Kathy of Yuko, OK, one daughter Sharon and her husband Mike Brannon of Morris,
OK, three grandchildren, Jerrod, Kyle and Lori, two great grandchildren Michael
Graveside services will be conducted at the Okmulgee Cemetery
with Rev. David Hamilton officiating on Wednesday at 2 pm. There will be no
public visitation. Services are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters