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R. Donald Smith Jr.


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
R. Donald Smith Jr. Obituary
Dr. R. Donald Smith Jr., a longtime Fort Worth resident and dentist, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave., Fort Worth. Officiating will be Dr. Warner Bailey. Memorials: If desired, may be directed to the St. Stephen Presbyterian fund, the Presbyterian Night Shelter or a . The family requests no flowers. Dr. Smith was born in August 1927 in Sweetwater and moved to Fort Worth at an early age. He attended North Texas Agricultural College (now the University of Texas at Arlington) and graduated from Baylor University College of Dentistry in Dallas. He was a lifelong member of the Texas Dental Association and had received his 50-year award. He was a longtime member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He was also a volunteer for Fort Worth Community Hospice. He was a member of River Crest Country Club, Ridglea Country Club, Colonial Country Club and the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. He enjoyed gourmet cooking and traveling. Dr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Porter Smith. Survivors: Wife, Betty Jenkins Smith; sons, Ray Donald Smith III and Melinda Haynes of Crowley and Keith Wayne Smith and wife, Christie, of Frisco; daughter, Kimberley Anne Calaway and husband, Michael, of Burleson; stepdaughters, Kimberly Lynn Eppstein and husband, Bryan, of Fort Worth and Sheryl Crocker and husband, David, of Dallas; stepson, Morgan M. Fillingim of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 29, 2014
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