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Darold “Smitty” Douglas Smith 1940-2013

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 16th, 2013

Darold “Smitty” Douglas Smith, 72, of Cottage Grove, OR passed away April 5, 2013, from complications of COPD. He was born April 9, 1940, in Blackduck, MN to Forrest and Bessie (Babb) Smith.

Darold graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1958 and served in the Marine Corps for four years of active duty and two years of reserve duty.

He married Beverly “Kay” Heath Sept. 5, 1964 in Creswell and retired from Weyerhaeuser after 30-plus years. Darold enjoyed camping, traveling and being with his family. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Smith of Cottage Grove, son Douglas Smith and wife Cindy of Springfield, son Richard Smith and wife Judy of Springfield, daughter Teresa Garner and husband George of Cottage Grove, brothers Darwin Smith of Creswell, Scotty and Lowell Smith, both of Cottage Grove and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Louis Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be held April 20 from 1–4 p.m. at Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Funeral arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.

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