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Donald Smith Sr.

February 08, 2020

Donald R Smith Sr, age 83, Milan and residing in Norwalk died February 8, 2020 in Norwalk at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was known as Donny Ray or the wild boy from Wilson Creek.

He was born February 5, 1937 in Wilson Creek, KY to the late William J. and Lenora (Lucas) Smith Sr. He served in the US Air Force for 21 years. He spent his retirement gardening, collecting antiques and singing karaoke to his favorite song, Farther Along.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucille (Wiseman) Smith of Norwalk; children, Patricia A. (Michael) Babcock, Donald R. (Xingjie) Smith Jr. and Janet (Timothy) Michel; grandchildren, Donald Smith, Emma Smith, Nicholas Smith, Andrew Babcock, Cameron Michel, Jude Michel and Peyton Michel; great-grandchildren, Nolan and River Smith; also survived by his siblings, Mary Wiseman, Brenda Berkey, Harrison Smith and Michael Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant daughter, Lora; sister, Lois Evans; brother, William “Jack” Smith, sisters in law, Ellen Souslin and Mary Leber; brothers in law Bob Berkey, Wendell Evans, Clarance and Junior Wiseman.

Friends may call on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan with Pastor Rod Hollen officiating. Burial will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk Ohio 44857.

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Donald R Smith Sr, age 83, Milan and residing in Norwalk died February 8, 2020 in Norwalk at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was known as Donny Ray or the wild boy from Wilson Creek.

He was born February 5, 1937 in Wilson Creek, KY to the late William J. and Lenora (Lucas) Smith Sr. He served in the US Air Force for 21 years. He spent his retirement gardening, collecting antiques and singing karaoke to his favorite song, Farther Along.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucille (Wiseman) Smith of Norwalk; children, Patricia A. (Michael) Babcock, Donald R. (Xingjie) Smith Jr. and Janet (Timothy) Michel; grandchildren, Donald Smith, Emma Smith, Nicholas Smith, Andrew Babcock, Cameron Michel, Jude Michel and Peyton Michel; great-grandchildren, Nolan and River Smith; also survived by his siblings, Mary Wiseman, Brenda Berkey, Harrison Smith and Michael Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant daughter, Lora; sister, Lois Evans; brother, William “Jack” Smith, sisters in law, Ellen Souslin and Mary Leber; brothers in law Bob Berkey, Wendell Evans, Clarance and Junior Wiseman.

Friends may call on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan with Pastor Rod Hollen officiating. Burial will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, 55 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk Ohio 44857.

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Kimberlie Barrows

Columbus, OH
February 08, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Don however, one of my favorites is from “The Blizzard of ‘78”. We’d been snowed in without power for a few days and Uncle Don, having recently returned from 8 years being stationed in Alaska, drove to come rescue us! It was no big deal to him. Love you, Uncle Don. God’s peace and comfort to you, Lucille, Patty, Donny, Janet and families.