Donald Frederick Smith of Hendersonville died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Park Ridge Health.
A native of Michigan, he had also lived in California, Portland, Oregon, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin before retiring to Hendersonville. He was the son of the late Tom and Trina Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Coral Root Smith, his daughter, Dr. Ann Maxwell and his granddaughter, Alyssa Maxwell. Mr. Smith attended High School in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan prior to graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering. He held a commission in the U.S. Navy and served in the Atlantic Theater during WW II. He was an International Engineering Representative and retired as the CEO and General Manager of Wisco Corp. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Fletcher Rotary Club and attended St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden. Mr. Smith is survived by his loving companion of 15 years, Mary Edgerton. Services will private.