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Donald D. Smith

January 2, 1935October 13, 2020

Donald Dean Smith was born January 2, 1935 in Elsie Nebraska. He passed away October 13, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Hazel Smith, sister Shirley Reese, brothers Ralph Smith and Jim Smith, and one grandson Joshua Smith. He served in the Navy during the Korean war on the Destroyer USS Walton from 1952-1955. He was a gunner’s mate on the first warship to enter Nagasaki after the atomic bomb. He was a licensed plumber for many years living in Kearney Nebraska. He became a successful sales representative for multiple food brokers. When he retired from the hospitality industry, Don and Maxine managed several self-storage facilities in the Texas area. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church of Bartlett. Those left to remember his life include his wife of 65 years Maxine Smith of Memphis, one brother Robert Smith of North Platte, Nebraska , 3 sons Kelly (Gayle) of Bartlett, Calvin (Stephania) of Cleburne Texas, Kevin (Lora) of Wylie Texas. Grandchildren: Rebekah, Mari-Parker, Sawyer, Paxton, Blaykin, Madison, Mackensie, Lexi, Levi, Sophie, Saylir, Mayson, Taylor, Ryan, Aaron, Kaitlynn. Great-Grandchildren: Hatcher, Jaxon. The family requests any memorials be sent to Providence Baptist Church building fund, 4351 North Germantown Road, Arlington Tennessee, 38002 in memory of Donald Smith.


  • Hugh and Hazel Smith, Parents (deceased)
  • Shirley Reese, Sister (deceased)
  • Ralph Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Jim Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Joshua Smith, Grandson (deceased)
  • Maxine Smith, Wife of 65 years
  • Robert Smith, Brother
  • Kelly Smith (Gayle), Son
  • Calvin Smith (Stephania), Son
  • Kevin Smith (Lora), Son
  • Rebekah, Grandchild
  • Mari-Parker, Grandchild
  • Sawyer, Grandchild
  • Paxton, Grandchild
  • Blaykin, Grandchild
  • Madison, Grandchild
  • Mackensie, Grandchild
  • Lexi, Grandchild
  • Levi, Grandchild
  • Sophie, Grandchild
  • Saylir, Grandchild
  • Mayson, Grandchild
  • Taylor, Grandchild
  • Ryan, Grandchild
  • Aaron, Grandchild
  • Kaitlynn, Grandchild
  • Hatcher, Great-grandchild
  • Jaxon, Great-grandchild

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  • Providence Baptist Church building fund


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020



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Robert Smith

October 16, 2020

Was so sad to hear of the death of my brother. He was a man I could always turn to, always there for words of comfort when needed. He was full of love and giving. I know his Spirit rests well in Heaven and one day we shall meet again. My condolences goes out to Maxine and all his loving family.

Steve and Bernadette Stephens

October 15, 2020

I did not know Donald, but I do know his son Calvin who is our son-in-law. If Donald was anything like his son, he must have been a wonderful compassionate man. We love Calvin and are praying for him and his family during this time of loss. May the Lord be with the family and comfort them.

Steve and Bernadette Stephens


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