William Donald Smith
William Donald Smith age 88 of Overland Park, KS passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at Hospice House in Kansas City, MO surrounded by his family. He was born January 6, 1934 to Carmie Hess & Benjamin Smith in the family home outside Harrisburg, IL. Donald, youngest of 9 children, was united in marriage to Winnie Ruth Baker March 14, 1952 and to this union three children were born. He was proud of his 42 year Mobil Oil Corporation career which spanned roles from Detroit, Michigan as a fuel truck driver, to his final position as Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, KS. Don loved trout fishing with his buddies, spending time at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, ALL the old western movies, Zane Grey books and the compliments he received when he made his famous biscuits and gravy and buttermilk pancakes. Don is survived by his wife of 70 years, Winnie Ruth and his children Steven Michael and wife Sandie of Watertown, WI; William Paul and wife Jackie of Shawnee, KS; Lori Anne Andrews and husband Dale of Middletown, MD; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great, great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his parent in-laws, siblings and many close friends.
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