Donald "Don" E. Smith, 78 of Albany, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Beacon Baptist Church, Albany, GA.
Born in Baker County Mr. Smith had lived in Albany since 1975. He retired from Dougherty County School System after thirty-one years as the Bus Shop Supervisor. He was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church. Mr. Smith loved the outdoors, he was a hunter, fisherman, an all-around handyman, also a very talented craftsman. His biggest love was his family and he also loved helping others, Mr. Smith took pride in everything he did. He will be greatly missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gloria D. Smith, his daughters, Gloria Jean Smith, Donna Marie Ingram, grandchildren, Wayne Pridgen (Donna), Jesse Griffin (Kayla), Melissa Ingram, Jessica Potter (Wesley), ten great grandchildren, and his sister Nel Gardner.
The family will receive fiends Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Beacon Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Phoebe Hospice 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.