Joseph Donavon "Don" Smith

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Joseph Donavon "Don" Smith, Sr., 76, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his home. He was born in Muncie, IN. to his parents, the late William Fred Smith and Lillian Herndon Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Laws Smith of Woodbury; children, Joseph "Joey" Donavon (Marsha) Smith, Jr. of Woodbury, Katie (Tony) Love of Murfreesboro, Joshua (Vonda) Smith of Manchester; grandchildren, Ashley Steakley, Alexis Melton, Luke Love, Lindsay Smith, Cassie Smith, Connor Smith and Chloe Smith; great grandchildren, Bella Steakley, Anslee Steakley and Bishamon Bowhall; sisters, Yvonne (Rayford) Mahaffa of Morrison, Darlene Powell of Morrison, Debra (Glenn) Davis of Bradyville, Freda (Joe) Scott of Rock Island, Jennie Smith of Woodbury and Dawn (John) Pedigo of Rock Island.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his stepmother, Margaret Dunlap Smith; grandson, Adam Love; brother, Jerry Wayne Smith and brother-in-law, Danny Powell.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and was retired from Nissan. He enjoyed being outdoors coon hunting, rabbit hunting and fishing.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Cherry Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating. Pallbearers include Ryan Powell, Connor Smith, Andy Davis, Luke Love, Paul Adams and Daniel Watson. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of graveside service.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for his family, please visit

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