Donald Milroy Smith, Sr., 85, of Montgomery, passed away on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at his home.
Born September 28th, 1933 in Unityville, he was a son of the late Ernest M. Sr. and Celia E. (Worthington) Smith. On March 29th, 1952, Donald married the former Dora M. Shultz, who survives. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage.
He was a 1952 graduate of Hughesville High School.
Donald was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.
Don's early years were spent working on the family farm. He then went into the work force and held positions at various companies before ﬁnding his passion as a mechanic. He spent 15 years perfecting his craft, then became the owner and operator of Smith's Garage & Auto Parts of Montgomery. Don was a proud, independent businessman who loved his work. He celebrated 50 years of service to the public at one location this past January and will be remembered for his dedication to running the establishment.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Daniel M. Sr. (Cindy) Smith of Montgomery and Douglas M. (Patti Phillips) Smith of Muncy, daughter-in-law Dorothy Smith of Goodyear, Arizona, grandsons Daniel Jr. (Sherry) Smith of Allenwood and Corey (Amanda) Smith of Williamsport, granddaughter Stephanie (William) Cameron of Watsontown, and great-granddaughters Arlie, Emily, and Sydney Smith. He is also survived by a brother Carl (Donna) Smith of Danville and sister Gladys Reigel of Unityville.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son Donald M. Smith, Jr. of Goodyear, Arizona and a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest Jr. and Doris Smith of Muncy.
The memorial service is being planned and will be announced at a later date to be held at the First United Methodist Church, Montgomery with Pastor Chris Long oﬃciating.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Donald's name be made to First United Methodist Church, 41 W. Houston Ave., Montgomery, PA 17752.
The family is being assisted by Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.