- Donald L. Smith, Sr., 72, passed peacefully on January 2, 2017, after a long illness. He was born July 17, 1944, in Newport, the son of John H. and Inez L. (Thompson) Smith.
Donald is survived by his wife of 26 years, Donna Bedard; four sons, Donald L. Smith Jr., and his wife, Diane, Brian J. Smith and his wife, Vonda, Jay Smith and his wife, Melissa, and Bert Smith and his partner, Trudy.
A graveside service will be held later in the spring. For a complete obituary, or to leave condolences to the family, please visit