Donald R. "Donnie" Smith

Birth Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 1950
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Donald R. “Donnie” Smith, 67, of Orrville and formerly of Wooster went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his home with his wife and family at his side.

He was born June 24, 1950 in Portsmouth to John H. and Leona Bradford Smith.  He graduated from Northwestern High School with the class of 1968.  In 1969, he married Sue Foster, who survives.

Donnie had worked at George Lamb Chevrolet for 15 years in the body shop then worked for Volvo Trucks and then JLG as a painter, where he retired from in 2012.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and doing body work on cars.  Donnie was a member of the Wooster Church of the Nazarene. 

Along with his wife, Donnie is survived by his sons Brad (Jen) Smith of Creston and David (Renee) Smith of Wooster; grandchildren Kerista Smith of Wooster, Cory (Ashley) Smith of Smithville, Keirsta (Aaron) Lane of North Carolina, Ella Smith of Creston, Ashley Noel Bickel of Columbus, Celeste Pritchard, Arizona Smith, Myranda Smith and Sapphire Smith all of Wooster; two great grandchildren Jaxx Wilson and Jace Smith; his siblings, Jim (Louise) Smith of Jeromesville, Phyllis (Sam) Hinton of New Pittsburgh and Roger (Linda) Smith of Ashland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Ruth Raynard Gilliland, Shirley Roeser and Ellen Fortune. 

There will no calling hours or services per Donnie’s wishes.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. 

Contributions may be directed to American Heart Association, 1375 E. 9th Street, Ste. 600, Cleveland, OH 44114 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

American Heart Association, 1375 E. 9th Street, Ste. 600, Cleveland, OH 44114 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.


No calling hours or services per Donnie's wishes


Our deepest sympathy to Sue and Family. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. We love you.

Sue and boys so sorry to hear about Donny we want to extend our deepest Sympathy to all of you. Remembering all the great times we've shared over the years he will be greatly missed by all. The kids send their love and best wishes to you also. Are thoughts and prayers are with you Love Always. Have to get together love to see you. Know He enjoying the presence of our Lord and Savior.

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. It’s such a difficult time. My thoughts are with you
Love you ♥️

Suejane and family, so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Donnie’s family. We will never forget all the good times we had over the years with you guys. You will always hold a special place in our heart. Although Donnie may be away temporarily, he certainly won’t be forgotten. Til we all meet again, rest in peace my friend!

He will definitely be missed always a pleasure to be around. We love you. Thinking of you & sending lots of prayers to you & the family

Sending our sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. Donnie was a great guy and good neighbor and I know will be missed by many.

Sue our thoughts are with you and the family during this time.Praying for you all.Our heartfelt sympathy.

I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the beautiful memories you all had.

Sad that such great people are leaving us. Seeing the face of Jesus is priceless. Praying that you and your family will find peace and comfort.

To my sister, Sue Smith and my nephews and their families. My heart breaks for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you as you go through this journey. Sending thoughts and prayers. I am here. Love you.

Dearest Sue,
Through a time of loss, words can be uplifting and comforting. Please know dear soul, Donnie is now yet another special angel on your shoulder, to guide & comfort you in your journey forward. It's not always easy dear lady, but, friends and family are there to help support and lighten your burden and bring comfort. Seems our loved ones always leave well too soon. What seems a lifetime to us, till we see them again, is a mere moment for them. You will see your beloved Donnie, in the blink of his eye, and he'll wipe all tears from your eyes. Much love dear Sue, I'm but a hollar away!!
Blessings My Dear...

Sue and family---I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying God's comfort surrounds you at this time. Much love!

Sue and family,
I am so sorry to read of Donnie's passing.
Thinking of you with sincere sympathy.

Sue, I was so sorry to read of Donnie’s passing You have my heartfelt sympathy.

So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Our Sympathy to the family. God bless you all.

My heart is heavy for your loss Sue!!! Donny will always be remembered by me as a fun, happy, ornery and loving person. Please know that he was a bright spot and joy in a lot of lives in many ways.

Sue, we are so very sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Our hearts weep with you. Remembering many good times together as our kids were growing up. Praying God gives you and your family the peace that passes all understanding.

I am so sorry to learn of Don's passing. Growing up, we always had such a good time on "Blondie's" bus through jr. high and high school. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for your family.

Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. Revelation 21,3.4

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