Douglas Patton Smith

(December 3, 1944 - May 3, 2016)


The Lusk Herald
May 11, 2016



Douglas Patton Smith, 71, of Chadron, Nebraska died Tuesday, May 3, at Rapid city Regional Hospital.

He was born December 3, 1944, in Lusk, Wyoming, to Violet Mae (Hurt) Smith and Albert Moses Smith. He was the youngest of nine children and graduated from Lusk Schools.

In June of 1985, he married Theresa Gabriel. To this union two daughters were born, Joyce and Francis Smith.

He loved to watch or listen to basketball, both Chadron State and Huskers. He worked for Chadron State College for a while and for Jackson Thomas among other various jobs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Josephine Groom; brothers John Delbert, Frank, George, and Chuck Smith.

Survivors include: brother James; sisters Clarabell Davis and Mary Shiley; four children; and daughters Joyce and Francis.

Services were held May 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel with Russ Seger officiating and graveside services at Lusk.

A memorial has been established for Chadron Rescue Services. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.








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