Donald R. Smith

Born: Fri., Oct. 23, 1936
Died: Fri., Jul. 21, 2017


5:00 PM Sun., Jul. 23, 2017
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 24, 2017
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

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Donald Ray Smith, 80, husband of Cordelia Gilley Smith, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Born Oct. 23, 1936 in Harrison Co. to the late Henry & Hallie Platt Smith, he was a 1955 graduate of Harrison Co. High School and a graduate of the Nashville Diesel College. Don was a longtime truck driver having been a bus driver for the Nicholas Co. Schools and a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years, and was also a longtime stained glass maker.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, survivors include 4 children, James (Pam) Smith, of Toronto, Tony (Stephanie) Smith, Glenn (Debby) Smith & Suzann Smith of Carlisle, his beloved grandchildren, Adam, Eric, Lucas, Kayleigh-Ann and Kadee Smith, In-Laws, Bill & Barbara Gilley and Bobby Hatton, special friends, Billy Mac & Dorothy Gaunce, Bill & Doris Cannon, Lois Terrell and Eddie & Connie Zornes along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also preceding him in death were 2 grandsons, Patrick & Sawyer Smith, his brother and sister in law, Edward & Janice Smith and 2 other sister-in-laws, Mary Logan Hatton & Patty Hatton.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 24 at Carlisle Christian Church by Rev. Steve Smith. Burial will follow in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the church.

Charitable donations may be made in Donald's memory to the following organizations:

Carlisle Christian Church
242 Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
Tel: 859-289-5266

Gideons International
PO Box 183,Carlisle, KY 40311

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Debby and Kadee Smith
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
"Papaw" Smith was such a kind, loving man. He had a way about him that made even strangers feel like friends. He was loved by so many people and will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers, hugs, and condolences to the family at this time of loss.

Carol & Jerry Bear & family
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol Hunt
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Our deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Jackie & Cindy Watkins
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Cordelia and children,

So sorry to hear about Don. Don was a hard working man. He always made friends wherever he was. Always had a smile on his face. Loved to pick on and aggravate everyone. Don had a heart of GOLD!!

May God wrap His arms around each of you, comfort you and guide you through the coming days of sorrow.

May Don Rest in Peace...

Amanda/Michael Cusick
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
So sorry to hear of your family's recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time of sorrow and loss.

Gary and Sylva Flora
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Cordelia and family, we were so saddened to hear about Don. May the Lord give you extra special strength and courage as you go through these days.
Love from Gary and Sylva

Harold and Patti Clark Burton
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017

We kept looking in the Lexington Herald for the obituary but never did see one. We were coming to the funeral and, of course, missed it. We are so sorry for your terrible loss and send hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Joe & Pat Blount
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Cordelia, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family.

Jim Stephens
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
I remember Don so well from our days in high school. Several years I renewed my friendship with him through a business associate. He was a good man and I always liked him. He had a great personality.

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