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Donald Edward "Don" Smith

February 26, 1939 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved brother, uncle, great uncle, and friend, Donald (Don) Edward Smith from Hagerstown, MD passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at age 82. He passed suddenly and we will miss him greatly. Don was a U.S. Army veteran. He served from 1962 to 1982 and was a Bandsperson in the U.S. Army Field Band. He was an expert clarinet player and traveled extensively with the Army Band. He was a devoted family man. Upon leaving the Army he returned home to Hagerstown, MD to care for his mother for many years. Don, born in 1939, came from a humble farming family in Hagerstown, MD. His mother Edna M. was a homemaker and father Earl M. Smith worked for the Blueridge Transportation company. Don was a very kind, spiritual and social man who enjoyed the company of many friends and family. He liked sharing stories and meeting up with people. Don was a member of the local chapter of the Ali Ghan Temple (Shriners). He would spend time at the local diner, the Shrine club and other places around town talking with everyone. Through the years he enjoyed church, music, golfing, the local Hagerstown Suns team, and especially spending time with his friends and family. Our hearts are heavy; however, we will remember all the good times and cherished stories he shared with us. We will always keep him alive in our memories. He is survived by his brother, Nevin Smith; 2 nieces; 4 nephews; 1 great niece; and 3 great nephews. He was predeceased in death by his father Earl Smith; mother Edna Smith; brother, Thomas Smith; and brother Arthur Smith. We will always love you! Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021. Visitation at J.L. Davis Funeral Home at 12:00 pm with service to follow at 1:00 pm by Rev. Lawrence Weber. Donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852 and the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Funeral Service
Friday
October 8, 2021

1:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

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