2009-07-30 / Obituaries

Donald "Whip" D. Smith

Breezewood, 72

Donald "Whip" D. Smith, 72, Breezewood, died Monday, July 20, 2009, at his home.

He was born on April 15, 1937, in Southhampton Township, Bedford County, a son of the late Russell W. and Laura G. (Redinger) Smith.

He is survived by two daughters: Diane S. Smith and friend Mike Ritchey, Everett; and Deborah, married to Allen Spade, Crystal Spring; four grandchildren: Jason Shaw, married to Carrie (Foor), Crystal Spring; Bryan Shaw, married to Alisha (Childers), Breezewood; Kelsey Shaw and friend Troy Ramsey, Breezewood; Ashley Smith, Renee Spade and Allison Spade, Crystal Spring; four great-grandchildren: Haley Shaw, Dalton and Spencer Shaw and Bray Bransen; brother and sisters William Smith, married Mildred, Everett; Lillie Noel, Clearville; and Ella Bussard, Everett; and Jodie - she was always there for him.

He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Etta Roberts, Myrtle "Peg" Bennett, Blaine Smith, Ralph Smith, Delaphine Ritchey and infant sister, Rhoda Smith.

During his life he worked at Everett Hardwood Lumber, Everett; Kerex Inc., Breezewood and later worked at Petro All- American Truck Stop in Breezewood until his retirement in 2008.

He was a member of Everett American Legion Post No. 8, Breezewood V.F.W. Post No. 8333 and the Bloody Run Social Club No. 507.

Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were handled by Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.

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