Sgt Raymond “Smoky” Farrell

Photo added by SFC Frank Irons Sr....

Sgt Raymond “Smoky” Farrell

  • Birth 1920 Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 May 2006 Bell County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section A1 Row C Site 33.
  • Memorial ID 14469637

REST IN PEACE..
SERVED TEC SGT US MARINE CORPS WWII..
AND KOREA...
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE..

Raymond Farrell was born to parents Enoch Harrison Farrell and Fannie Adaline Arnold Bible.

Ray first married Irma Gore on May 11, 1945. They had two daughters. They divorced and Ray married again. Her name is not listed per Find A Grave policies of living survivors. Ray adopted her daughter from a previous relationship. They also adopted a daughter while living in Brazil because they loved her so much they couldn't leave her behind.

Ray was a member of the 1st Marine Division, 7th Motor Transport, during the Korean Conflict. He was part of the Chosin Few and earned the tag line, "He kept them Rolling." He was such a expert mechanic that he only lost one vehicle during the battle at the Chosin Reservoir, and he scrapped it to save another vehicle. His successful abilities to keep the other vehicles "rolling" saved many lives ultimately earning him a medal.

After serving his country, Ray worked as a diesel mechanic for an international oil company for many years that allowed him to travel many places, including Singapore, Columbia, Brazil, and Venezuela.

Ray went on to be with the Lord after battling cancer.



Family Members

Half Siblings

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  • Maintained by: Robin
  • Originally Created by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
  • Added: 1 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14469637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Raymond “Smoky” Farrell (1920–29 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14469637, citing Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robin (contributor 47038504) .