Smith, Donald C. -
Estill Springs - On September 21, 2017 Mr. Donald C. Smith, age 75, of Estill Springs, TN entered into rest at his home. Donald was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He served from April 1962 until he retired in August 1982. Mr. Smith was with the 1st Calvary Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. He was stationed all over the world, and specialized with intelligence in communications. Aside from his military career, Donald loved watching old western films and little league baseball. He was a mechanic by trade, ran Smith Tools at the Flea Market in Manchester, TN for many years, and was an avid donor to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He never met a stranger, and would help anyone in need. Donald was a loving father and grandfather. He will always be his daughters’ hero.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents, M.C. and Ethel Smith; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith. He is survived by his two daughters, Lisha (Pete) Moody of Evans, GA and Pamela (Michael) McDaniel of Appling, GA; two brothers, Larry Smith of Estill Springs, TN and Shelby Smith of Elkhart, IN; one sister, Joyce (Johnny) Young of Tullahoma, TN; and three grandchildren, Tori Moody, Ridge Moody, and Parker McDaniel.
Funeral services for Donald will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at Pennington Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, September 25, 2017, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donald’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org in care of Parker McDaniel.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Smith Family.
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