Donald “Don” E. Smith

Carlson Colonial Funeral Home

Donald "Don" E. Smith

Potwin - Age 66

Donald "Don" E. Smith's life began on October 7, 1954 in Eureka, KS; the son of Harold and Mary (Lang) Smith. He was united in marriage to Janet Smith on September 30, 1973 in Tonganoxie, KS. Don worked hard for his family and was known around the community from working as a Service Advisor for John K. Fisher and most recently, Cody Foster Cadillac Dealerships. Don had a servant's heart and volunteered many hours with his wife, Janet, participating in CERT, the Butler County Community Emergency Response Team and was a Red Cross member. Don was known for his work with first responders and emergency workers all over the state and surrounding areas. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and kayaking. Don always greeted you with a smile and loved his family dearly. His family includes his wife, Janet of Potwin, Brent Smith of Wichita, Daniel Smith of Whitewater, grandchildren Andrew, Brooklynn, Brittyn, Trevor and Tyler; and a cousin, Karolyn Smith of El Dorado. Don passed away on August 28, 2021 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jim Smith and his parents. Friends may gather with the family from 4-8pm at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home on Friday, September 10. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 1pm at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka after cremation takes place. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the family in care of Janet. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Don at

Posted online on September 04, 2021