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Don L. Smith, age 75, of Palestine passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Palestine Regional Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 AM on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Broyles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Lankford, Eric Smith, Daniel Ray Smith, Randy Pickle, Riley Pickle, and Jaden Smith.
Don was born June 3, 1942, in Palestine, Texas to Daniel Ray Smith and Mildred Brown Smith. He had lived in Palestine all his life and was retired from the oilfield industry. Everyone knew Don for his generosity. He was a music buff and always had all the best sound systems. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing pranks and jokes with a good scare every now and then. He also enjoyed taking care of his plants.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Teresa Pickle; sister, Joanna Smith; and a brother-in-law, Carlos Bustamante.
Survivors include his daughter, Rachele Smith of Palestine; brother, Fred Smith and wife Sherry of Palestine; sisters, Sue Bustamante of Covington, LA, Margaret Green and husband Mack of Palestine, Judy Lankford and husband Eddie of Palestine; Debbie Johns and husband Bruce of Missoula, MT; grandchildren Randy Pickle, Riley Pickle, and Jaden Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on September 1, 2017
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