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Cecil Ray Smock
1957 - 2013

Cecil Ray Smock, 56, passed away Dec. 31.

Celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Living Faith Church, 6305 Southwest Parkway in Wichita Falls.

Ray was born January 15, 1957, in Waurika, OK., to Buster Cecil and Dorothy Smock. He attended schools in Waurika, OK. He and Moline Hodgeson were married April 20, 1973, at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta. In his early years, Ray worked as a land surveyor for Geo Survey Co, where he surveyed the land that is now Waurika Lake. Ray then entered into a 20 year career in law enforcement. He served as County Undersheriff for many years. He attended the police academy in Oklahoma and worked for the Waurika Police Department. After moving to Texas he worked for the Wichita County Sherriff’s Office. He received degrees in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. He moved to Iowa Park where he resided for 25 years. Ray was the Chief of Police for the Iowa Park Police Department five years, until his retirement in 1997. After retiring from law enforcement, he worked for an additional 13 years for United Regional Health Care System in Material Management until he retired in May 2013. In 2005, he joined Celebration Fellowship Four Square Church under the leadership of Pastors Burton and Sherry McIlroy. Ray served on the Praise and Worship Team as a drummer. He participated in the Cleansing Stream Ministries Seminars and Retreat serving as a teacher, intercessor and Anointer. He was a member of the Covenant Faith Center in Wichita Falls.

Survivors include his wife, Moline of Iowa Park; two daughters Tina of Wichita Falls, and Candace Smock of Iowa Park; and two sisters, Cliffabelle Anderson of Bowie, and Mary Allison of Shreveport, LA.

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