John Donald “Don” Smith

71 year old John Donald “Don” Smith of Cedar Key, Florida died Saturday. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of the late Frank and Irene Scott Smith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963, during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Smith was also co-owner of Volunteer Machine and Tool, founder and former CEO of TN Metal Works, President of TN Solar Energy, founder and CEO of Trutrac Painting and Sandblasting of Nashville, and he was the current owner of Cedar Key Marina in Cedar Key, Florida. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key, Florida. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Catharine Regen will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 11:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home. Smith is survived by his wife, Janeice Marshall Smith of Cedar Key, Florida. Two children, Gregory Shane and wife Melissa Smith of Nashville, and Ashley and husband Brandon Childs of Franklin. Five grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Brody Smith, Sophie Smith, Lucy Childs, and Beau Childs. Two brothers, Robert “Pete” Smith of Lebanon and Danny Smith of Lebanon. A sister, Janet Parrish of Madison. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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