Donald Lowell Smith, 65, of Columbia City, diedat 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 26, 1946, in Huntington, he was the son of Albert L. and Lois (Walker) Smith.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, he graduated with the class of 1965 from Columbia City High School.
He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Coast Guard where he served from 1966 to 1970.
On July 1, 1967, he married Susan E. Dautz in Columbia City. From 1965-1997, he worked at General Electric, Fort Wayne.
He was a lifetime member of American Quarter Horse and North American Limousin Associations, NRA member and he enjoyed driving antique tractors.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Susan Smith of Columbia City; mother, Lois Smith of Fort Wayne; son, Jason L. (Kristi) Smith of Columbia City; granddaughter, Bonnie Smith of Columbia City; three stepgrandchildren, Kendra, Ethan and Tony (Missy) DeWitt all of Columbia City; three great-stepgrandchildren, Hayden, Gracie and Seala DeWitt.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert L. Smith and brother, Richard Smith.
To honor Mr. Smithâ€™s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Smithâ€™s memory to the Whitley County Humane Society, 951 S Line Street, Columbia City, IN 46725.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Arrangements were entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.