Donald Lawrence Smith
January 11, 1958 - September 12, 2022
Obituary For Donald Lawrence Smith
Donald Lawrence Smith, beloved husband, father,brother and Grumpa, passed peacefully on September 12, 2022. Born in Kingston, NY., he is preceded in death by his parents Dolfis George And Elizabeth Josephine (Levis) Smith.
Don loved learning - whether it was jumping into beekeeping, taking up farming in his 50’s, or just reading about new technological developments happening in the world. He loved passing on his knowledge to others, especially his children and grandsons.
So much will be missed about Don - including his wicked sense of humor. Not many would sit on a toilet in their driveway, reading the paper after his morning run - for all the neighbors to see! He loved making our children laugh and teaching them how to enjoy life.
His most cherished challenge was walking the Camino de Santiago across Spain - 500 miles of beautiful scenery, quiet, and self-reflection. He shared his experience from this trip to almost everyone he met - he found it that rewarding.
Don is survived by his wife, Carol, his son Jason of Raleigh, and his daughter Cecilia, her husband Josh, and their sons Robert and Jackson, of Houston. Additionally, he is survived by his sister Karen, her husband Lance, and their daughters and grandchildren, all of Montana.
Following private services, a celebration gathering will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 24th at 1:00 pm at the Clubhouse at Courtyards at Andrews Chapel, 1000 Havenwood Ln, Durham, NC
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to: Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research
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