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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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Grampa, I will always cherish my memories of you-your stories, your knowledge, your smile, your humor.... Love, Tiffany

Tiffany Jun 22 2016 12:00 AM

I'll miss you, Gramps. I've always remembered the lessons you shared with me when I was young, and I still have the collection of classic books with your bits of advice in them. I'm grateful for the time I had with you and the memories which I will always cherish.

Adam Brooke Jun 21 2016 12:00 AM

Losing grandpa is not easy. I will miss him and our long distance phone conversations. I'm thankful for the way he took me into the family when I was just a teenager. He and mom both treated me with love and inclusion as if I were their daughter. I feel lucky to have memories of many summer bbqs and Thanksgiving dinners with the whole family. I know dad would want us all to remember he lived his life his way and is now free of pain. He will always be in my heart. Love you all!!! Tery

Tery Smith Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM

To all my cousins I am so sorry for your loss. Even tho he was my uncle he always treated like one of his own. He was the only Dad I ever knew an I will miss him so very much! Love an miss you "Pop" Prayers for all. Love you all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Kathy Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM