Donald E. Smith
April 18, 1949 ‒ June 23, 2017
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio
Donald E. Smith, age 68 of Westerville died unexpectedly Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born on April 18, 1949 in Columbus to the late Clyde P. and Helen E. (SchLeppi) Smith. A graduate of Big Walnut High School in 1967, he became a skilled and gifted carpenter. In 2012 he retired from Bevilacqua Builders as a senior framing crew leader.
A true outdoors man at heart, Donald was at his best hunting deer, turkey, raccoon, or mushrooms. He also enjoyed fishing, especially on Hoover Reservoir. It was always the full stringer of fish or a successful mushroom hunt with 100 morels that brought a smile to his face. Big hearted and humble at times he could be a bit cantankerous.
His loves of life are reflected in the numerous homes he crafted, his wife, and the spirit of his treasured daughter.
He is survived by his wife Sallie (Stover), sister Marianna (Terry) Glaze of Sunbury, brother John (Mary) Smith of Columbus, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his pride and joy, beloved daughter Meighan A. Smith in 2003.
Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com