Don Smith U.S. Veteran

August 23, 1947 - March 3, 2013

Don Smith, 65, of Desloge, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born August 23, 1947, in Waynesville. Don served his Country in the United States Air Force. He later retired, after 33 years, from the Missouri State Department of Corrections, as a Unit Manager. Don is survived by wife, Patricia Ann (Hardt) Smith of Desloge; son, Dustin (Amber) Smith of Bonne Terre; daughters, Tina (Mrs. Dave) Thomas of Florida, Misty (Steve Siebert) Smith of St. Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Roger Smith, both of Colorado. He is preceded in death by parents, Logan Ellis and Betty Lou (Messersmith) Smith. The family will accept friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. The service will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Danny Berry officiating. Full Military Honors will be performed in addition to Potosi Correctional Facility Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to a cancer organization of personal choice. View tribute and share your memories and condolences at

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