Raymond “Eddie” Smith, Jr., 72, passed away February 13, 2021. He was born August 8, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eddie was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corp. Retired Captain of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department after 32 years of loyal service. Lifelong “Captain Eddie” aboard his well-known boat “The Turtle" spent carrying fishing charters for local and out of town guests. He was proud to be a part of the local Wounded Warrior fishing project. He loved time spent playing softball for church leagues, local city leagues and the JFRD Fire department league.
His faith shaped and made him the wonderful husband, father, and friend to us all.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda Smith; daughter, LaRae (Ted) Abney; two grandchildren, Lindsey and Logan Abney; mother, Betty Jean Smith; brother, Gene (Jeanie) Smith; nephew and niece, Ryan (Carrie) Smith and Brittany Smith. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23th in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, 3600 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 24th at The Church of Eleven 22 - Baymeadows Campus, 8133 Point Meadows Drive, Jacksonville, FL.
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