Donald Earl Smith, Sr.
Donald Earl Smith, Sr., age 90, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the Home. He was born on September 25, 1928 in Peoria, IL the son of Theodor and Viola (Shelby) Smith. Mr. Smith worked at Colt Industries as a machinist for many years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Donald liked to listen to music and write poetry. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and enjoyed being outdoors.
He is survived by:
CHILDREN: Toussaint Smith, Donald Smith, Jr., Ronald Smith, Unity Smith Seay and Robin Smith Bracey.
Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother: Beatrice Smith, and a grandson Randy Bowser-Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the All Faith Chapel of the Illinois Veterans Home. Interment in Sunset Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the services. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.