Donald Ray Smith

December 5, 1930May 1, 2012

Funeral services for Donald Ray Smith will be held Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00am at Cashner Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Kendrick and Bro. Royce Measures officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery/ Bethany Cemetery at 2:30pm in Pasadena, Texas under the auspices of The American Legion Post 521 Memorial Team. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home. Donald was born December 5, 1930 in New Waverly, Texas to Henry Thomas Smith and Lola Wilson Smith and passed away May 1, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. Donald was a faithful member of Mim’s Baptist Church and was employed as an engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 36 years. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Louise Long, brother Alvin Henry “Judge” Smith; sisters, Marie Whitt, Beatrice Sanders and Lois Morse. Don is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Audrey Davis Smith of Conroe; son, Gregory Boyd Smith and wife Lisa Rene of Spring; sister, Bertie Daniel of Conroe; brother, Morris Aubrey Smith of Spring; they were blessed with three grandchildren, Eric Long, Amanda Welch and Sara Ainsworth and four great grandchildren, William Welch, Zakkary Kabernik and Kolton and Kaylee Kabernik and numerous other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 3522 Conroe, TX 77305 or Mims Baptist Church Building Fund, 1609 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX 77301. You are invited to view our webpage at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 4, 2012

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Ellen Goforth

May 11, 2012

Audrey, I'm sadden at the news about Donnie, he was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I know you will miss him but I also know you have a lot of good memories, as do all who knew him. May the peace of God be yours always. Ellen Hollifield Goforth

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May 8, 2012

Stephanie Wright

May 5, 2012

Dear Audrey,
How often I've thought of you and Donnie over these past many years. I am saddened that his passing is what brings us back in touch. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers as you go through this trying time. Donnie was a gracious and kind man and I know you will miss him terribly. I pray in time your sorrow will be replaced with a lifetime of cherished memories.

A Heartfelt Message

May 5, 2012

May 4, 2012

Audrey, we treasured your and Donnie's friendship. We knew that Donnie loved the Lord and was so accepting of His will in his life. From what Garey shared with us about your lives together, we knew he respected and loved you very much. We know you will miss his so, but we can all rejoice that he is happy and painfree today.
Your friends, Marjorie and Jack Turner

Marsha Mikulencak

May 3, 2012

OH, Audrey...I am saddened to hear of Donald's passing. Coincidence??---just last week I was thinking of you two and how long it has been. May God uplift you and give your heart peace because your beloved husband is now in the arms of his Lord.

Elaine and Richard Danfield

May 3, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Lisa Mowdy, Catherine & Patrick Cooper

May 3, 2012

Donnie showed grace through all he endured. I'm so thankful that he is free of all of it now. What a privilege it was to have him walk through our lives. His imprint will be on us always and he will live forever in our hearts and our memories. We love you, Audrey!

LaNell Hillman Waldrop

May 2, 2012

Audrey and family,
I'm so sorry to hear this news but also rejoice that Donnie is home with his Lord and all of his friends and family who were waiting to see him again. What a happy time that must have been when he arrived and that happiness will last forever. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.