Donald Smith


Donald Kinny Smith

May 24, 1966 - December 10, 2016


Donald K. Smith, 50, of Wooster died unexpected at his home on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

He was born May 24, 1966 in Wooster to Arthur “Art” and Beverly (Hostetler) Smith and attended Triway High School where he played football.  He had worked at Crown North America in Wooster and for the family landscaping business, Hillcrest Trucking.  Don was lead vocal for the band Mud Eye and enjoyed going to the beach in Florida and cooking.  He was known for his famous lasagna that people would hire him to make.  He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his parents, Art and Beverly Smith; his son Logan Smith; his daughter, Chelsea Smith and their mother and his friend Michelle Sampson; grandsons, Konnor, Kaden and Kameron Smith; brothers, Lonnie (Sherry) Smith and Scott Smith and nephews Matt and Nick Smith all of Wooster.  Also surviving are an uncle, Ben Hostetler and a dear friend Penny Seigel and many cousins.

Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Pastor Jack McClelland officiating.  Burial will be in Fredericksburg East Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 in his memory and in honor of the care given to his late grandmother, Flossie Mihalo, aunt, Winnie Weaver and uncle, Charles Hostetler.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 

 Name: Marcia Schlegel

To the Smith family,

My deepest sympathy to all of Donnie's family. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. Donnie was in my class for a few years when I first started teaching at Shreve Elementary. I have such fond memories of that handsome young boy. I moved to Wooster Township to teach fourth grade where I was Logan's teacher as well. (I also taught Michelle Sampson and Matt and Nick Smith!)  I am keeping you all in my prayers at this difficult time.

Name: Carolyn Wellman

Art and Bev.  I was so sorry to read of your son's passing.Prayers for your family at this time. 


Name: Sandi Keim

My deepest sympathy to the entire Smith family at this difficult time.  Thoughts and prayers are with you.


Name: Jean Rochester

Art and Bev and family: So sorry to hear of Donald's passing. One should never have to bury a child. Will keep you in my prayers.







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