Donald Ray Smith
Birth: March 22, 1936
Place of Birth: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Parents: Father -Floyd Erwin Smith
Mother – Minnie Delight Patterson
Date of Death: April 20, 2020
Place of Death: Owasso, Oklahoma
High School: Graduation from Bartlesville College High
Military – US Army CoD 1st BG 22nd Infantry
US Army Corps – Reserve
Received Good Conduct Medal of Honor
Married: Lizzie Jane Gray on December 24th, 1955 at the Friends
Church in Ramona, Oklahoma with Rev Ralph Lemons as preacher.
Worked for Dunlap Construction for several years then for 25
years at Phillips Petroleum as a Locksmith.
Don loved wood working. Made lots of projects for the home,
family and friends. He grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and
moved to Ramona, Oklahoma upon marriage to Lizzie Gray. Where
they built their home on the homestead of Liz’s grandmother.
They lived there for over 51 years then moved to Bartlesville,
Oklahoma until 2020 where he resided at Forrest Manor Nursing
Home in Dewey, Oklahoma then moved to Oxford Glen Memory Care
Center in Owasso, Oklahoma where he resided upon his death.
He was preceded in death by: his mother and father and 2 sisters
Violet Winters and Sue Guess.
Survivors include: His wife of the home Liz Smith, daughter Judy
and husband Ivan De Tevis of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; son Tim and
wife Deborah Smith of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Grand Children: Coleen Seals and significant other Heath
Spalding of Dewey, Oklahoma; Brandon and wife Nichole Ward of
Sapulpa, Oklahoma; Justin Ward of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Andrew
and wife Kenna Smith of Durant, Oklahoma; Luke and wife
Anastasia Smith of Owasso, Oklahoma; Melanie (Ting) Smith of
Owasso, Oklahoma. Great Grand Children: Angela Seals and Ashley
Seals of Dewey, Oklahoma; Daymon Seals and Harlee Seals of
Dewey, Oklahoma; Kylee Ward and Joshua Ward of Sapulpa,
Oklahoma; Caleb Smith of Durant, Oklahoma and William Smith of
Owasso, Oklahoma. His surviving siblings: Margie Farrar of
Claremore, Oklahoma, Jeanie Pry of Grove, Oklahoma and Dennis
and wife Reva Smith of Berryville, Arkansas. He is also survived
by several nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at a later date and
cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Stumpff
Funeral Home & Crematory.
He will be inurned at the Ramona Cemetery in Ramona, OK.
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