AMerican Veteran 11

Donald R. Smith

July 2, 1933 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 86)


Donald R. Smith, 86, of Ashland, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his daughters home, following a short-term illness and surrounded by his loving family.

Donald was born July 2, 1933 in Ashland to Wallace and Gertrude {Hall} Smith.

He lived in Ashland all his life.  Donald served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952-1956. 

He married Faye V. Domer on September 22, 1957. They were married 52 years before she passed away on January 5, 2010. 

After his time with the Navy he began working for General Motors in Ontario where he retired after 39 years of service from 1956-1996.  He was a skilled handyman and built the home in which his family lived. Donald was a member of the North End Church of Christ in Ashland.  He enjoyed music and conversation with friends and family.

Donald will be deeply missed by his daughters Diana (Tim) Dunn and Loretta (Darren) Adkins both of Ashland; nine grandchildren, Curtis Brown, Tamara Hutter, Jeff Smith, Jason Brown, Amanda Brown, Jordan Brown, Meredith Dunn, Adam Dunn, and Seth Adkins; one great-grandson, Christian Brown; daughter-in-law Kathleen Smith.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, son Ronald G. Smith, and three sisters, Helen Geiger, Jennie Hockensmith, and Mary Frances Smith.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel.  Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Minister Darren Adkins officiating.  Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park, where military rites will be held.   Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio at 2050 Dauch Dr, Ashland, OH  48805.

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January 11, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home - Ashland Chapel
1058 US 250 N / PO Box 715
Ashland, OH 44805

Funeral Service
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home - Ashland Chapel
1058 US 250 N / PO Box 715
Ashland, OH 44805


Hospice of North Central Ohio
1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland OH 44805
Tel: 1-419-281-7107

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