Alexander C. Smith Jr. September 2, 2019

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 RAVENA   Alexander C. Smith Jr., 75, of Ravena, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2019.  He was a 1962 graduate of R-C-S High School.  He was a graduate of the State University of Oneonta and attended Gordon Conwell Seminary.  He served 3 years in the US Army and is a Vietnam Veteran.  He is predeceased by his parents (Alexander and Mary) and sister (Valerie).

          On October 20, 1967 he married Sandra Montague.  They have four children, Chad (Jill), Dan (Kim), Noah (Deborah), and Rachel (Nicholas); 12 grandchildren, April, Daniel, Matthew, Kara, Benjamin, Nathan, Hannah, David, Tobias, Samuel, Jackson, and Levi; 5 great- grandchildren, Natalie, Shyann, Gwendolyn, Zachary, and Skyler.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

          Jesus was his best friend.  At the age of 20, he dedicated his life to serving Jesus and helping others.  His zeal for serving Jesus led him to Pastor several churches, lead numerous Bible studies and always be ready to disciple those searching.  His love for people has stretched to all corners of the world.  He was the ultimate handyman, he could fix just about anything.  He loved to grow and experiment with plants.  He loved the outdoors, everything from camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting to biking and hiking. If he could do any of those things with his family, he loved them even better.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday, September 6th from 6 to 8 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 9 AM at the Congregational Christian Church, 175 Man St., Ravena.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  Contributions in memory of Alexander may be made to The Ravena Rescue Squad, Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143 or

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