Donald Milroy Smith Sr.
Donald Milroy Smith Sr., 85, of Montgomery, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home.
Born Sept. 28, 1933, in Unityville, he was a son of the late Ernest M. Sr. and Celia E. (Worthington) Smith. On March 29, 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 workforce 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, Ariz.; 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, Ariz., 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 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. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.