Donald Ray Smith

1956-2007



A "potluck gathering" for family and friends of Donny's will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007, at Donny and Rose's home. Visitation will be Saturday from 10-2 p.m. at Conger-Morris Medford, 715 W Main St. 772-7111.



Donny, 51, of Ruch, Ore., died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, following a car accident in Ruch. He was born June 26, 1956 in Salem, Ore., to Arnold Robert and Elna Virginia Smith. He was a tree climber and was known as "the best darn tree climber in Southern Oregon." He had a passion for hound dog hunting.



Donations may be made to Rose Baker, PO Box 1303, Talent, OR, 97540.



Survivors include his fiancee, Rose; his "special buddy" Isaac of Ashland; two sons, Donald of Portland and Daniel of Oregon; two brothers, David of Scott Mills and Larry of Portland; his sister, Lea Ann of Bakersfield, Calif; and his mother, Elna Leitritz of Portland. He was preceded in death by his father.