Don Marvin Smothers

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Don Marvin Smothers, 80, of Danville, died September 14, 2020. Born March 8th, 1940, in Springfield, he was the son of the late John Henry Smothers and Lena Rose Lanham Smothers. He was retired from the United Parcel Service after 27 years where he was a feeder driver. He was a member of the Mack Million Mile Club and had accumulated many awards for his work including a commendation from Governor Fletcher. He was a member of Hedgeville Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and played the guitar for every service. He was a self-taught guitar player and played with several bands including the Country Swingers, as well as on the Ralph & Roy Show on WHIR. He played in nursing homes and veteran’s hospitals all over central Kentucky bringing music to seniors. He also enjoyed camping with his children and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and loved his family.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Smothers, Earl Smothers and Garland Smothers, and a sister, Margaret Smyser. Survivors include his wife, Norma Smothers, sons Anthony Todd (Christi) Smothers of Harrodsburg and Timothy Clarke (Sherri) Smothers of Glasgow, a daughter, Donna Smothers (Tommy) Hunstad of Boyle County; seven grandchildren Tyler Lynn Hunstad (Pam), Savannah Lester (Stephen), Camron Smothers (Morgan), Cody Smothers, Dakota Smothers, Callie Smothers, Summer Smothers and six great grandchildren, Shelby Hunstad, Libby Hunstad, Hanna Hunstad, Tucker Julian, Benton Boone Lester and Wade Thomas Lester. The funeral service will be at 1pm, Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hedgeville Baptist Church. Rev. Jonathan Grizzell will officiate. Pallbearers will be Anthony Todd Smothers, Timothy, Clarke Smothers, Tyler Hunstad, Camron Smothers, Cody Smothers and Dakota Smothers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker Julian, Benton Boone Lester, Wade Thomas Lester and Hedgeville Baptist Church Deacons. Burial will Be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11am – 1pm, prior to the service, Friday at Hedgeville Baptist Church. Memorial donations are suggested to Hedgeville Baptist Church Building Fund or The Gideons International.. Please sign the online guestbook or send a Hugs from Home at Funeral service: 1pm, Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hedgeville Baptist Church. Visitation: 11am – 1pm, prior to the service, Friday at Hedgeville Baptist Church.

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  1. Mr. Smothers was a fine person, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In the few short years I’ve known him I’ve seen how very much he was loved by his family. I’m so sorry, Norma, for the loss of your husband. Savannah, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Papaw. I love you and Gods arms are around you. Love, Heather

  2. I am not supposed to have a favorite uncle, but if I did it would be Donnie Smothers! Don started encouraging me when I first entered ministry. He called me and talked & ministered to me during my prostate cancer in 2008. Teresa and I so enjoyed our times having lunch at Cracker Barrel in Danville with my two sisters and their husbands, and Donnie and Norma! We love you all and are praying for that peace that passes all understanding for Todd, Donna, Tim and their families. Norma we love you all!

  3. Uncle Donnie was a great man 🙂 I used to spend summers in Danville for Bible school. My Papaw Garland would pick me up & I’d stay w Nora. Aunt Norma & Uncle Donnie lived rt across the street so I spent as much time there as I did at Nora’s. I remember Papaw & Uncle Donnie cuttin up & teasin me. I love u Aunt Norma, Donna, Tim, Todd, Tyler, Savannah, everybody! Sending lots of hugs & prayers. I love u Uncle Donnie! Please hug my Papaw for me.

  4. Norma, So sorry for your loss. God has him in his arms now. Bet he and Roy are playing music with Daddy. Have lots of cherished memories from childhood of watching them play music. I pray that God gives you comfort and strength. Such a great man!

  5. Our condolences to the family. Although he rests now, we know your hearts hurt, and you all are in our prayers.

  6. Norma , my husband and I thought the world of you both. You and your family are in my prayers now, and in the future. I pray God will comfort all of you. Love, Iva Young, and Darrell Young

  7. So sorry to hear this; just came across this in checking my internet. Don was a great man and you can say that I loved him. Stay strong Norma and I remember when I kept the children for you and him one time, That was dun. He is now resting peacefully and may God Bless…

  8. Was our honor to know Don for many years. At least 50 years from work to church. Always enjoyed talking to him, as well as listening to his playing.

  9. Norma, so sorry to hear about Don. when we were a young married couple we lived close to you all. Don even taught me guitar. will miss him . Prayers for you and family. God bless

  10. Don was such a good person Caring and Giving Paul enjoyed playing music with him at nursing homes and church. A good friend to Paul Will miss him Norma we love you and prayers for the family

  11. Norma and Family, As friends for so many years we are saddened by your loss. Don was a great gentleman and friend to us for over 50 years. Our prayers will include you and your family, we know Don is with his lord now. We\’ll miss him. RIP Don.

  12. Norma so sorry for your loss, Don was a great man so loved by all and a great family man. You and your family are in our prayers.

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