Billy Don Smith


Billy Don Smith, 87, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. A memorial service will on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Brumley Mills Funeral Home Chapel with Rob Lungstrum officiating.

Bill was born November 9, 1931 at home in Craig, Oklahoma to Otto Smith and Mattie Weldon Smith. Bill attended grade school at Craig and High Hill. Bill graduated in 1950 from Haileyville High School and went on to graduate from Murray State College. He also attended East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma. Bill served two years in the army during the Korean War.

In 1955, he married the love of his life, Wanda Luker Smith. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas and Bill worked for the Texas Electric Company for 31 years before retiring to his family farm in Oklahoma.

Bill was an avid golfer and he loved hunting and fishing with his buddies. He and Wanda enjoyed many vacations to Branson, Missouri and Colorado. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Smith. He is survived by his wife and some cousins. Bill was a true American. He loved this country and will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Memorials by phone at 800-227-2345.
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Published on September 3, 2019
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2 posts

Ros Stipe
Sep 08, 2019
Many fun times playing golf with you and Bill. It was a great walk you and I had a month ago before we left on vacation. I know he’s up there playing a round or two with his buddies. See you soon. Let me know if there’s anything this neighbor can do💕
Donna Morlan
Sep 06, 2019
Wanda, I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I will certainly be holding you up in prayer.