|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1930|
|Death: ||May 14, 2012|
Dr. Donald Smothers
MARION -- Dr. Donald L. Smothers, DDS, 81, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Tim Ozment officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation; envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.
Donald was born to Everett and Iva (Fuller) Smothers on Saturday, Dec. 13, 1930. He married Patricia Fry on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1954, in Crab Orchard. She survives in Marion.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Patricia; cousins, Jack D. and Pam Smothers of Marion and Charlene and Carol Calendar of Owensboro, Ky.; and grandson, Dalton Lee Smothers of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Iva Smothers; and son, Matthew M. Smothers, who died in 2008.
Dr. Smothers was a graduate of Crab Orchard High School, the Veteran's Administrative School of Laboratory Technology in Nashville, Tenn., and University Of Missouri School Of Dentistry in Kansas City.
Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked as a laboratory technician at Harrisburg Medical Center right out of high school. He was a member of Lake of Egypt Country Club for more than 30 years.
He also was a member of Bi-County Health Department, Illinois Dental Association, American Dental Association, Marion Masonic Lodge, First United Methodist Church of Marion, Ainad Temple Shrine of East St. Louis and Williamson County Shrine Club.
To view this obituary and sign the online condolence page, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on May 15, 2012
Matthew Macdonald Smothers (1962 - 2008)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
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Record added: May 15, 2012
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