Maurice Donald Smith of Sand Antonio, Texas, April 20, 1932 – December 6, 2019

Maurice Donald Smith, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Zeigler Illinois, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday December 6, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas,Texas.   
Donald was born April 20, 1932 in Zeigler, Illinois to Robert Lloyd and Catherine Smith.    
Mr. Smith lived his whole life on Maple Street in Zeigler until he was 22 years old. He graduated Salutatorian from Zeigler High School with the class of 1950. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict serving in Camp Cook, Georgia and Berlin, Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1953 with the rank of Corporal. Don retired as Vice President of Sales and Engineering for the Metrodeck, Inc. in Cincinnati Ohio having worked there for 46 years.     He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Brigadier General Thomas G. and Dixie Smith of San Antonio, Texas, two nephews and their wives Thomas F. and Brenda Smith of Quinlan, Texas, LT. Col. Timothy J. and Cathy Smith of Wills Point, Texas, and a beloved niece, Teresa R. (Terry) Smith-Ritter of San Antonio, Texas; three great nieces and seven great nephews; five great great nieces and seven great great nephews, plus many cousins and friends. His parents preceded him in death.     
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler Illinois with Pastor Lori Van Horn officiating. Burial with military rites courtesy of the Zeigler and Orient American Legions, the West Frankfort VFW and the Marion National Guard Flag detail will be at the Zeigler Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to the Wounded Warriors or a charity of your choice.  Visit  to sign the online register book.