Donald Wayne Smith

Jan. 4, 2018

Donald Wayne Smith (BS MECH EGR ’59), Williamston, died Dec. 24, 2017, following a long battle with cancer. He was 80.

Don was born at the family farm to Frank E. Smith and Dorothy M. (Reitz) Smith on June 10, 1937. He graduated from Williamston High School and received a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1959.

He was active in the ROTC and then served his country in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for eight years. When he returned stateside from his military service, he continued working as a mechanical engineer at Bendix Corp. in Southwest Michigan.

He then returned to Williamston and joined the family business, F.E. Smith Insurance Agency, with his father and brother. 

A memorial service will celebrate his life in Spring 2018.

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston.

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