Donald E. Smith

Jul 24, 2013

1940 — 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Donald Everett Smith, 73, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Medwest-Haywood.

Son of Cumi Moody Smith and the late Everett Smith, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon “Kaz” Wilson, and a brother, Bobby Smith.

Don was a fishing and car enthusiast who had a wonderful personality and loved to joke with his friends and family.  He had a special dog, Sheba.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Smith; two daughters, Donna Caldwell of Sylva and Zelda Smith of Waynesville; two sisters, Betty Greenarch of Waynesville and Elizabeth Smith of Canton and one brother, Hugh Smith, and his wife, Ellafaye, of Waynesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Charles Creasman officiating. The receiving of friends will be from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home in Waynesville prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haywood County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 931, Waynesville, N.C. 28786. Visit

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