Donald Gerard Herbert Eugene Smith II

age 25, of Six Lakes, MI, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 13, 2015. Donald was born February 28, 1989 on K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Gwinn, Michigan, the son of Donald G. and Renee Gill Smith.


Donald was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado for eight years, Misawa Air Base in Japan for four years, and in Warrensburg, Missouri. He graduated from Warrensburg High School in 2007. Upon graduation, Donald attended Mid-Michigan Community College where he completed his Welding Certification. He was employed by Baxter Manufacturing in St. Louis, Michigan.


Donald loved paint ball, golfing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.


Donald will be deeply missed by his parents, Donald G. Smith of Six Lakes and Renee Smith of Olathe, Kansas; one brother Hunter James Smith of Olathe; grandmother Yvonne “Bunny” Cunningham of Six Lakes; the love of his life, Jodi Mata of Grand Rapids; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


Donald was preceded in death by two grandfathers Barney Jack Cunningham, and Donald Gerard Smith; and grandmother Cloia K. Smith.


A celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Six Lakes, Michigan with Pastor Dale Murray officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 – 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. All are invited to attend a luncheon following the service at the VFW Hall in Six Lakes. 


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Discussion closed
  • Larry Gill (Thursday, February 19 15 10:44 am EST)

    Love and prayers are with you.

  • Julie Ladegast-Myers (Thursday, February 19 15 11:55 am EST)

    JR..I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jeremy (Thursday, February 19 15 01:24 pm EST)

    Condolences to the family. May you Rest in Peace Donald Smith

  • Jackie Morris (Thursday, February 19 15 01:28 pm EST)

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family renee

  • Kevin, Phyllis and Kyle Francis (Thursday, February 19 15 01:29 pm EST)

    Kevin and I are so sad to hear this about your son, Renee!! Hugs and Kisses to you all. Prayers are said for your family. If you need anything, do not hesitate to ask!!

  • Laura (Thursday, February 19 15 01:41 pm EST)

    I didn't know you well Donald but I know your parents and family well and know that you are loved and will be missed by all those whose lives you touched. JR and Renee, my heart aches for you both
    and I hope and pray that you find peace in this terrible loss.

  • Clarice Olsen (Thursday, February 19 15 02:29 pm EST)

    Renee, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will say a special prayer that God holds you in his arms for comfort at this hard time. Love to you all.

  • Michelle Crawford-McKay (Thursday, February 19 15 02:58 pm EST)

    Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this time and the difficult days ahead. There are no words to give you comfort, but may you feel the support you need by leaning on God and
    knowing that you are loved.

  • Judy and Pat Cunningham (Thursday, February 19 15 03:52 pm EST)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know he is in good hands. Hang in there we love you.

  • Cyndi and Bryan Burns (Thursday, February 19 15 04:16 pm EST)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Please know that we think about all of you daily, and we’ll continue to keep all of you in our prayers. We will continue
    to pray that the good Lord comfort you and hold you tightly in his loving arms. Please give Hunter our love.....We love you guys!

  • John and Lisa Davis (Thursday, February 19 15 06:52 pm EST)

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. There are no words to say to take the pain away from loosing a son or brother. Thoughts and prayers will always be with you.

  • Jimmie Shannon (Thursday, February 19 15 07:46 pm EST)

    I'm praying for you and your family in this difficult time, just know we Love You and if you need anything, don't hesitate to call. Love Ya Lots Sis.

  • Trish Kavaluskis (Friday, February 20 15 07:46 am EST)

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kim Williams (Friday, February 20 15 03:29 pm EST)

    Im thinking of you and your family with much love..

  • Heather (Saturday, February 21 15 10:42 pm EST)

    My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family at this difficult time. Y'all are in my thought and prayers. May god be with you thru this devasting loss.

  • Francis Parks (Sunday, March 15 15 03:20 am EDT)

    I miss you and love you brother,,i just found out today :( i love you man.. :(

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