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William Donald Smith

October 10, 1932 — June 19, 2016

William Donald Smith

Graveside service for William Donald Smith Sr. are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday June 21, 2016 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday evening at Lowe Funeral Home.

William Donald Smith, Smitty, 83, of Quitman, went home to be with the Lord on Father’s Day, June19, 2016. He was born on October 10, 1932 in Salem, Virginia to the late Edward and Virgie Smith.

He served honorably in the United States Air Force for 21 years, and worked locally for many years for Mallory’s and Lawrence Propane companies as a serviceman in Wood County. He also worked for Deverall Water Drilling.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Frances June Smith; son, William Donald Smith Jr.; and daughter, Donna Diane Turner.

He is survived by three sons, Mark D. Smith and wife Kathy of Mineola, Joseph E. Smith and wife Terry of Mineola, and Jeffery A. Smith of Quitman; three daughters, Peggy J. Robertson of Mineola, Phyllis A. Nations of Longview, and Tina M. Franzen and husband Jerry of Quitman; one daughter in law, Tery Smith of Van Nuys, California; as well as 19 grandkids, 16 great grandkids, 2 great great grandkids, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Joey Elliott, Joe Smith Jr., Josh Smith, Paul Smith, Adam Brooke, Josh Franzen, Jimmy Turner, Bill Turner, and Jacob Franzen.

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