Donald Smith


Donald L. Smith, 86, of Agency, passed away on May 12, 2022 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.

He was born April 24, 1936 in Terril, IA to Albert and Edna Smith. He married Ruth McClure on December 26, 1969.

Donald was a graduate of Walsh High School. He was a bricklayer for many years. He also worked at Dexter Laundry until retirement.

After retiring, he worked at the Agency Housing for over 20 years. Donald was an active member of the Agency Fire & Rescue for 37 years.

Surviving is his wife, Ruth; 4 step-children, Deb (Randy) Knaak, Mark McClure (Gail), Kevin (Beatty) McClure, Bruce (Nancy) McClure; 12 step grandchildren; and 19 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a step-daughter, Peggy Songer.

His body has been cremated. Private graveside services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Agency Fire & Rescue, c\o Deb Knaak, Box 118, Agency, IA 52530.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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