April 15, 2024
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Donald M. Smith

1943 – 2021

A memorial service for Donald M. Smith, 78, of Emory, will be held on Saturday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m., at Emory Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Piles officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers are the Men’s Kitchen Class of Emory Baptist Church.

Mr. Smith died on October 24, 2021, at his home in Emory. He was born on August 29, 1943, to Clay Smith and Aileen Mowdy Smith Johnson. He married Corene Kelso on August 1, 1964, in Durant, Okla.  He served in the Army National Guard and  had formerly served Rains County as Justice of the Peace.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Mark Smith and wife Dana, Matt Smith and wife Sherry, and Jeff Smith and wife Megan; daughter, Yolanda Smith Means and husband Mark; brother Gregg Johnson and wife Grace; grandchildren, Grayson, Clayton, Cole, Brooklyn, Hayden and Jodi Means McDonald; and great-grandchildren, Rhett Land, Henna McDonald and Joplyn McDonald.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Marshall Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Family Life Center, Emory Baptist Church, 260 Planters St., Emory, TX 75440.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, www.wilsonor woskyfuneralhome.com.