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Donald Henry Smith

January 2, 1949 October 11, 2017
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Donald H. Smith
January 2, 1949-October 11, 2017
Middletown, NY

Donald H. Smith, a lifetime area resident, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 68.
The son of the late Henry and Marion Shelley Smith, he was born on January 2, 1949 in Liberty, NY. Don graduated from Middletown High School in 1967 and entered the United States Airforce the following year. He proudly served his country as an Airman until 1972. He worked locally as a mechanic for Ray’s Towing in Slate Hill and was a member of the American Legion Post 151 in Middletown. Everyone knew him as “Big Don”. An avid NASCAR fan, Tony Stewart was his favorite driver and he got to meet him at O.C. Speedway. Don liked fishing, four wheeling and was an American car buff who enjoyed Chevys, especially Bel-Airs and Monte Carlos.
Don is survived by his wife, Nancy at home; his children, Sara Smith of Goshen, Lindsay Kern and her husband Steven of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Jeremy Smith and his wife April of Richmond, VA and Tyler Smith of Middletown. He is further survived by his brother, Robert Smith and his wife Bonnie of Greenville; and grandchildren, Kelsey, Natalie, Matthew, Maliya and Emi.
Vistiation will be held on Friday (today), October 13, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm at Westtown Evangelical Church, Rt. 284, Westtown, NY 10998. Cremation will be private and burial of ashes will take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Orange County Veterans Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY 10924.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Don’s name to be made to the Wounded Warriors In Action,
Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.

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7:00 PM 10/13/2017 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/13/2017 9:00:00 PM
Westtown Evangelical Presbyterian Church

807 NY-284
Westtown, NY 10998

Westtown Evangelical Presbyterian Church
807 NY-284 Westtown 10998 NY
United States





12:30 PM 10/14/2017 12:30:00 PM - 1:00 PM 10/14/2017 1:00:00 PM
Orange County Veterans cemetery

111 Craigville Road
Goshen, NY 10924

Orange County Veterans cemetery
111 Craigville Road Goshen 10924 NY
United States

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