Memorial services for Donald Joseph “Don” Smith, 77, of Tulsa, were held Friday, January 22, 2016 at Sperry Christian Church in Sperry, OK. Pastor Adam Stang officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Reggie Malain, Donald Smith, Brandon Pritchett, Dalton Pritchett, Terry Bernard, Mark Tuller and Cameron Tuller.
Don was born October 24, 1938 in Ada, OK to Jack Anderson, Sr. and Ura Mae (Purvine) Smith. He passed away January 14, 2016 in Tulsa, OK.
Don was a retired USPS rural mail carrier in Terlton and had also worked at Braniff Cargo Service for 14 years. Don was a veteran of the US Army as an explosive ordinance serviceman. He graduated from Wynona High School in 1956 and was a graduate of Oklahoma State University – Okmulgee’s Engineering Aide program. Don had a love of learning and enjoyed reading about history, geography, science and nature. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith; sons, Reggie Malain and wife Sonya and Donald James Smith; daughters, Tamara Tuller and husband Mark and Natalie Smith; grandchildren, Cameron Tuller, Brandon Pritchett, Dalton Pritchett, Tyeler Pritchett and Maegan Pritchett; brother from another mother, James “Jeep” Lemasters; and numerous others, including extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ura Mae; father James “Dude” Hedgecock; and grandson, Dario Hogan, Donald James’ son.