Donald I. Smith

December 13, 2015

Donald I. Smith 96, of Frankfort, IN, died December 13, 2015 at the Clinton House and Rehabilitation Center in Frankfort, IN.  Born January 6, 1919 in Frankfort, to Jacob A. and Zora Ann (Weaver) Smith. He married Elsie Varner on December 3, 1941 in Hattiesburg, MS while he was stationed in the U.S. Army and she survives. Don graduated Frankfort High School in 1937. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, He served from Nov. 1940 to Oct. 1945. He was owner/operator of Clark’s Station on north Jackson St. in Frankfort, IN. from 1965-1980, and also worked at Chrysler in Kokomo and with his brother Carl at “Smitty’s Tune Up”. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and the VFW.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday following the visitation with Emmett Ade officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may contribute in Don’s name to the Moose Lodge of Frankfort.

Survived by:

Wife: Elsie Smith of Frankfort Daughter: Julia (husband Mark) Werner of rural Frankfort Son: James G. (wife-Becky) Smith of Frankfort Grandchildren: Troy (wife-Karen) Werner Britt (husband Brett) Ostler Stephanie (husband-Kenneth) Harshbarger 3 Step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.

Preceded by:

2 sisters, Mary Longfellow and Mildred Mattox and brother, Carl Smith.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Donald I. Smith”

  1. Debbie Longfellow December 14, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Just heard, love and prayers with all of you!

  2. John & Grace Miller December 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Who can forget that smiley face. Always seemed happy.. May the Good Lord bless you all…John & Grace

  3. Jerri Newhouse Ridenour and Denny Ridenour December 15, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Elsie, Jimmy, & Julia – So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. What wonderful memories I have of Don and our old neighborhood. Our parents are hopefully re-creating our old neighborhood on the other side. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Geraldine (Newhouse) “Jerri” Ridenour

  4. Jackie and Joe Metzger December 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Julia, Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Know that we are thinking of you and your family. Blessings to all of you.

  5. Mike Boruta December 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Although we have never met, I trace our family history through which we are connected on the Stewart side. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith/Weaver Family. Mike & Mary Boruta – Lowell, MI

  6. Crystal Colvin Smith December 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Aunt Elsie, Julia, Jim, Troy, Britt and Stephanie, my sympathy to you all. Uncle Don always had the best smile and laugh, such a happy soul! Love and prayers, Crystal Colvin Smith

  7. Ellen Hurt December 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Smith family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my time at their house!! Both were such a delight to be around! The stories, the music and fun we had I truly miss!! I’m glad I got to meet both Elsie and Don through comfort keepers.

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