Donald Ray Smith

January 1939 ~ November 2019

About the Service

Visitation will be held from 4pm ~ 7pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral will be held 1pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 also at Allen Mortuary. A private burial will be held at Westwood Cemetery in Susanville, CA.

Donald Ray Smith, age 80 of Turlock, passed away on November 16, 2019.  Donald was born in Oklahoma and came to Westwood, CA as a child. He settled in Turlock in 1956 and was employed by Gallo for 43 years.  Donald enjoyed fishing and loved hanging out with family and friends telling jokes.

Donald is survived by his Son, Steven D. Smith; Daughters, Laura De La Hoya (Walt Nimtz) and Sandi (Steve) Ferro; Step-Son, John Whitworth and family; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a Sister, Dorothy Bacci. Donald outlived three Wives, Charlotte Smith, Georgina Smith, and Karen Smith. He is also preceded in death by his Son, Paul Smith; four Sisters, and two Brothers.

Visitation will be held from 4pm ~ 7pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral will be held 1pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 also at Allen Mortuary. A private burial will be held at Westwood Cemetery in Susanville, CA.

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Remembrances

  1. He was a very kind man! Always made me feel like part of the family. When my son was younger and would visit him, he would always ask my son, “how is your mom”. Family was very important to him!

  2. I remember when I visited him at his house up in the mountains with my dad and aunt Laura. Went down to the local restaurant and tried to convince the bartender that I was old enough for a alcoholic drink. He was old school, a great guy and amazing grandpa. Never will forget his laugh. Love you grandpa!

  3. When we would ask him how are you he would always reply 2/3rds can’t get much better then that. And he would just smile. Had the most beautiful smile. Love you dad, miss you so much.

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