MSGT (Retired) Donald M. “Yank” Smith, 86, of Prosperity, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at his residence.

Born on September 17, 1928, in Barnesville, OH, he was a son of the late Hoyt Wiers and Sarah Elizabeth Smith. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was of the Methodist faith.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Betty Payne Smith; sons, Patrick Smith, Sean Smith, Steve Bishop and Johnny Payne; daughters, Patricia Lloyd, Beth Kennedy and Betty Bellue; sisters, Janet Bagdazian and Jackie Smith; a brother, Bob Smith and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Tony Bishop and brothers, George Smith and Richard Smith.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Tri County Hospice, 13795 C.R. Koon, Highway, Newberry, SC 29108

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#3 Samantha Hall 2015-07-07 08:59
I pray for God's strength, comfort and peace. You and your family are in my prayers.
#2 Alison Williams 2015-07-06 14:46
Sending you wishes of peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
#1 Harold. Fulmer 2015-07-06 12:13
Ms. Betty, we were sadden to hear of Mr. "Yank"s passing. He will be greatly missed. May our Loving Heavenly Father comfort you and give you pease knowing that Mr. "Yank" is no longer in pain but with our Lord watching over all of us now.
With Love & God Bless !
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer

1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108 - 803.276.0610