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Donald (Donnie) Lee Smith Sr., 73, of Gwynn’s Island, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Donnie was born the son of the late Miriam and William Smith.

At a very young age, he started his love of being a commercial fisherman, which was his passion throughout his whole life. Due to health reasons later in life, he became a professional truck driver which he enjoyed for 18 years meeting many friends along the way. As fate would have it, he returned to the water on a smaller scale while being on dialysis for 12 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Harriet Anne, and brother, William Jr.

He is survived by his children, Lee Smith (Cindy), Todd Smith (Angie), and Jason Smith (Kim); grandchildren, Brandon, Hannah, Parker, and Justin Smith; brother, Eddie (Patricia) Smith, and sister, Matilda (Willie) Love.

The family received friends at Faulkner Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, between 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Faulkner Funeral Home on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m.; graveside immediately following at Milford Cemetery, Moon, Va. The family welcomes friends following at Gwynn’s Island Church of the Nazarene, Hudgins, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad or Fire Department.