Franklin Ray Smith, 92, died Monday, March 30, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.


He was a U.S Merchant Marines veteran in 1944 during World War II.


Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. April 8 in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, El Dorado, Kansas. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, please remember to practice social distancing.


Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, is in charge of arrangements.