OBITUARIES

Don Eugen Smith

1925-2018

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MINEOLA - A memorial service for Don Smith, 92 and wife, Peggy Smith 86, both of Mineola, Will be held February 24 at 1 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.

Mr. Smith died January 6, 2018 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born October 8, 1925 in Longview to Joe and Ciddle Smith. He served in the Navy as a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Sands, ADP13. After serving in the Navy he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and retired after 39 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Jr., Everett, Glenn, Bobby and sister, Mary Margret; children, Pat Patterson and Beverly Prestidge.

Survivors include his brother, Dr. Lamar Smith; sister, Dorothy McCreary; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith died January 25, 2018, at Hospice in Tyler. She was born February 2, 1931, to C.M. and Annie Mae Rogers. She was a homemaker and member to TOPS group

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don. E. Smith; parents, C.M. and Annie Mae Rogers; brother, Rayford Bolin and two children, Pat Patterson and Beverly Prestidge.

Survivors include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The couple was married over 70 years and raised several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.