Funeral services for Donald Leroy Smith, 76, of Skiatook, OK, were held Monday, August 22, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. George Richins officiated, and burial was in Orem City Cemetery in Orem, UT. Casket bearers were David L. Smith, Donald Javier, Mike Cinko, Blake Wensman, Ricky Cannon, and Mario Echeverria.
Donald was born November 29, 1945, in Houston, TX, to Donald Minor and June Fayrene (Norton) Smith. He passed away August 18, 2022, in Tulsa, OK.
Donald was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had a distinguished military career in the Navy, and then the Coast Guard for 23 years. Donald was an extra class ham radio operator with the call sign “K7VN” and was also an avid gun collector. In life, Donald loved traveling, camping, and canoe trips. He loved and had a real fascination with the outdoors.
He is survived by his daughter, Inez Basset and husband, Carl, son, Aaron Smith; son, David Smith; daughter, Heather Bennett and husband Devan; daughter, Jeannette Smith; sisters, Deborah Collins, and Linda McGinnis and husband, Sid; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Diana Smith; mother, June Smith; father, Donald M. Smith; and sister, Sandra Javier.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.