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Donald Earl Smith

Donald Earl Smith

Funeral services for Donald Earl Smith, of Brookhaven, were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven with burial at Wellman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood Family.

Mr. Smith, 60, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson. He was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Thomas Harold and Irene Douglas Smith. He was a family man, enjoying the time he was able to spend with his two grandchildren, Tommy and Georgia Rae. He married his high school sweetheart and celebrated 37 years of marriage with her.

He was one of a kind, a great husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. It was in giving to others that he found joy and satisfaction. If anyone had a “heart of gold” it was Donald. There was no distance too far. He was an outdoorsman as well, enjoying fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Hannah Hart Smith; granddaughter, Emery Rose Smith; father, T.H. Smith; brother, Tommy Smith; and nephews, Daniel Lofton and Danny Earl Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Debbie Hart Smith; mother, Irene Smith Meredith; son, Rodney Sawyer Smith; brother, Rodney Glenn Smith and wife, Rose Mary; sister, Judy Lofton Hart; two grandchildren, Tommy Sawyer Smith and Georgia Rae Smith; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Wyonzie Hart; and brother-in-law, Brett Hart and wife, Vicki.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.