SMITH, James Sep 15, 1949 – Oct 7, 2020

James Donald “Don”Smith, 71, of rural Kokomo, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at 6:28 a.m. He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Camden to the late Earl Bert and Roberta Jane Morganson Smith.
He graduated from a high school in Anchorage, Alaska. He served with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1973. He married Janet K. Tam in South Bend on May 12, 1972, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 2015.
He was a construction superintendent and worked welding and maintenance for U.S. Aggregates. He was a proud father and grandfather. He was a founder and member of “Old Gassers” Car Club and owned a 1955 Chevy that he rebuilt. He attended the Southside Apostolic Church in Kokomo.
He is survived by his wife, Krystal K. Leffler Smith of rural Kokomo; three sons, Chad (Angie) Smith, of Kokomo, Matt (Suzanne) Smith, of Indianapolis, Corey (Kristy) Smith, of Goshen; two daughters, Stephanie (Robert) McFarlane of Morton, Illinois, Amber Hiles, of Kokomo, and a stepdaughter, Karlee Amos, of Terre Haute; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Marcia Campbell, of Royal Center, Ruth Bledsoe, of Durant, Oklahoma, and a sister-in-law, Ruth (Buttons) Smith, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Southside Apostolic Church, 1716 E. Firmin St., Kokomo, with Brother Keith Moser officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial with military graveside rite will follow in Riverview Cemetery 2300 Portage Ave. South Bend, Indiana.
Cree Funeral Home, Camden, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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