Donald “Doc” L. Smith, 68

Donald “Doc” L. Smith, 68, Warren, died at 8:53 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 at his residence. He was born on March 15, 1945 in Kokomo.

He married Diane Merckx on Feb. 25, 1963 in Huntington. Doc previously worked as a Truck Driver for 20 years at Stoops Express in Anderson. He served in the United States Army 9th Infantry Division from 1965-1967, serving in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed guns, working on his lawn mowers, fishing, hunting and gardening. Doc coached baseball in Warren for several years.

Survivors include: his wife, Diane Smith, Warren; two daughters, Shelly Bowling and Tina (Allen) Carnal, both of Warren; two brothers, Floyd Smith and Wes (Sandra) Smith, Warren; two sisters, Barb Stell and Doris Hiner, both of Warren; nine grandchildren, Christy  (Scott Crouse) Hinson, Warren, Jeremy (Kelsi) Hinson, Fla., Justin (Sherrie) Smith, Huntington, Eric (Haley) Smith, Huntington, Nich (Neka Pierson) Bowling, Warren, Brandon Smith, Huntington, Chase Elkins, Warren, Shannon Murray, Bluffton, Katlyn Smith, Greensburg; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Smith; mother, Doris (Gustafson) Smith; son, Donald “Donnie” Smith; daughter, Kelly Smith; brothers, Harold and Wally Smith.

Family and friends may gathered to share and remember at Glancy—H. Brown & Son Funeral Home on Jan. 22 from 2—8 p.m. and from 10—11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, an hour before the service.

A service to celebrate Doc’s life was held Jan. 23 with Pastor Ethan Stivers officiating. Interment followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren. The Grover Sheets American Legion Post #111 conducted the military graveside rites.

Preferred memorials: Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH  45250 or Glancy Funeral Homes C/O Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home P.O. Box 366 Warren, IN 46792.

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

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Posted on 2014 Jan 27