Donald Smith (83) of Beecher City


Published on July 28 2012 11:02 am

Donald Smith, 83, of Beecher City died at 4:20pm Friday, July 27, 2012 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center in Coles County.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Beecher City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kluthe Center in Beecher City. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City.

He was born May 5, 1928 in Wayne, WV the son of Ira and Clara (Gillespie) Smith. He married Alice Joan Rand November 18, 1953 in Effingham.  He was a member of the Greenland Masonic Lodge # 665 in Beecher City, Ansar Shrine and Pipefitters Local # 557 in Chicago. He served in the US Army.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Joan; daughter, Vivian May Smith of Texas, sons, Donald R. (Diane) Smith, Jr. of Indiana and David Ira Smith of Texas; grandson, Timothy Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Hayley and brothers, Moses, George and Ira.

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