Donald Lee Smith Sr. went home to heaven on November 19, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.
He leaves behind his best friend and loving wife of 52 years, Shirley A. Smith, Son: Donald Lee Smith Jr, Daughter In-Law: Trisha Smith, Daughter: Kerri Lyn Smith (Hughes), along with Papa's Gaggle of Girls; Racheal (Rugrat), Kasey (Rosebud) and Sean, Danielle (Dani), MaKenzie Paige, Molly (MJ), and Baylee (Pickle), Brother Paul Q. Smith, Sister-in-laws Marcie Smith, Ronda Smith, Linda (Jim) Hebbs, Nieces and Nephews; Denny, Dawn, Bobbi, Bobby Jr, and Danny.
He is Predeceased by Parents: Arthur Herbert Smith Sr. & Florence Belle Smith-Fisher, Step-Father; George (Honey) Fisher and Brothers: Arthur Herbert Smith Jr., Dennis G. Smith, Robert A. Smith Sr.
Don was born in Rochester, raised in Scottsville, NY. He was the second oldest of five boys. He graduated from Wheatland Chili High School, Class of 1967. Don and Shirley met in 1966 and were married in May 1967. They spent 52 years of love, friendship and happiness together. Don started working at Wegmans Food Markets at the age of 16 where he retired after 43 years of service in 2007. He was famously known by his six granddaughters for having his picture on the side of the Wegmans trucks. Don was a friend to everyone he met and always had a smile to share.
A celebration of life will be held at Crosswinds Church in Canandaigua at 5pm on Friday , Nov. 22. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.