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Donald Reese "Don" Smith was born December 4, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Jefferson and Gertrude Hattie Lowery Smith. He died in Edmond, Okla. on February 27, 2017.
When searching for words to describe Don, you would quickly discover words like loving, humble, sacrificial, and hard-working. He had served his country through the Army Reserves and had a career of over 38 years in Sales Finance with CIT Financial Group. He loved riding his motorcycle and spending time on the golf course. Don would quickly tell you his greatest accomplishment was being husband, father, grandfather, and especially great-grandfather.
Don is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Mary Smith; children, Michael Smith, Donna James and husband Gerald, and Derek Smith and wife Kathy; granddaughter, Abagail Scott; grandsons, Michael Scott and Brian Smith; and great-granddaughter, Harper Scott.
If you knew Don, you would agree with his grandson when he said, "My grandfather was and always will be the greatest man I've ever known."
A come-and-go visitation and reception will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond.
A service honoring Don's life will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Edmond's First Baptist Church with burial following at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond.
Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to Boy's Ranch Town.
Published on February 28, 2017
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