Douglas K. Smith

Douglas K. Smith of Quarryville Douglas K. Smith, 62, of Quarryville, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Seasons Hospice IPU at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del., surrounded by his three children at the moment of his passing, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Parkersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late George G. and Catherine Ann Kirby Smith. Doug had been employed as a warehouse manager for A. Duie Pyle Trucking and then as a school bus driver. A proud patriot, Doug left college and his higher education to voluntarily enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, feeling it was his duty to do so. He served with the 173 Airborne, chemical detachment in Vietnam. Upon his return stateside, he was with the 5th US Army, 1st Infantry Division. He was a member of National Rifle Association, a life member of Post 5892 VFW, Hockessin, Del., the Southern Lancaster County Farmers Sportsman's Association, and the Southern Chester County Social Club. Doug also was a sponsor of the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, range shooting, riding motorcycles, electric trains, and he was an avid sports enthusiast. A very social person, Doug enjoyed life, good food, and good friends. He lived life to the fullest and was very generous, especially with his family, wanting to be and do all he could for his kids and grandkids. His highest hopes were reserved for his children. He will be greatly missed by many. Surviving him are three children, Laura Corkadel and her husband Bill of Quarryville, Matthew Douglas Smith of Kekaha, Hawaii, and Megan Musselwhite and her husband Gregory of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, Jacquline, Brandon and Bree; and a sister, Vicki Lee Smith of North East, Md. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 144 East State Street, Quarryville. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Those who desire may make memorial contributions in Mr. Smith's memory to the St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT 59004. To send an online note of condolence, please visit our website at reynoldsfuneralhome.net.

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 15, 2013