BARTOW - Donald R. Smith, age 78, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Valencia Hills Care Center in Lakeland of complications of Parkinson's disease.
Born Thursday, August 2, 1934 in Bartow, Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a Citrus Buyer and Fertilizer Sales Representative. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Haven. He was a retired member of the Florida National Guard.
Mr. Smith is survived his wife: Kathi A. Smith of Bartow; two daughters: Sonya Yakub & husband Mohamad of Pelham, NY and Cindy Perrin & husband Gene of Bristol, TN; a brother: Jimmy Smith of Minnesota; five grandchildren: Lauren Rudd, Christopher Perrin, Hunt-er Perrin, Benjamin Perrin all of Tennessee & MJ Yakub of New York and one great grandchild: Maddy Rudd of Tennessee.
Family will receive friends Monday, January 7, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main St, Bartow. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com