Donald D. Smith, 90, passed away peacefully at Fireside Lodge in Fort Worth Texas on October 21st. He was born on October 23, 1922 in Oiltown, Oklahoma and he graduated from Bowlegs Oklahoma High School. He attended Kilgore Junior College in Texas and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He met June Jeanette Brady while they were in Bowlegs Grade School and after graduation they married in 1941. Don's business career with Gulf Oil Corporation included twenty two years living and working in Venezuela, South America. He and June enjoyed traveling worldwide before and after they retired in 1977 in Tyler Texas.
Don is survived by his son Kenneth and his wife Karen of Southlake, TX, grandchildren: Nicole McCardle and her husband Joseph of Ovett, MS, Frank and Kate Lyn Smith of Petal, MS, Polly Wright and her husband Rodney of Southlake TX, six great-grandchildren, his sister Maxine Clapp and her husband Joe, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife June J. Smith who passed away in 1996.
Graveside services were held at 11am in Cathedral in the Pines on Thursday, October 24, 2013, with Rev. Sherman Mayfield of Lake Tyler Baptist Church officiating. Memorials may be made through Lloyd James Funeral Home 1011 East First Street, Tyler, TX 75701.