Douglas Smithies, 57, finished his journey on this earth, August 5, 2015, and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doug loved Nascar (Go Petty) , NC State Wolfpack, and composing, playing and listening to bluegrass and good ole country and southern rock music. He loved his family and friends and lived life like he loved his racing, full throttle.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores and brother Leonard.
Doug is survived by his son, Silas (Shannon) , his father, Wilbur , sister Linda, brother John (Robin) and sister Laura (David) and two grandsons, Foster and Avery. He is also survived by his loving partner, Linda Hicks and many nephews, nieces and friends
Doug was always lighthearted and embraced life, so his celebration of life in his honor will be the same. Please join us on August 9th at 2 pm at Brown Wynne Funeral Home on East Millbrook Road in Raleigh for a memorial service to be followed by some tailgating. Please honor Doug by wearing something Nascar or N C State related, and if you have a couple of lawn chairs, bring those too.
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In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abuse, 1820 James St. Durham, NC 27707
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Brown Wynne.com