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Donna K. Smart, 66

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Donna Kaye Smart, 66 of Middleburg, FL passed away Monday, May 15, 2023. She was born in Starke, Florida to parents Durwood and Josephine Thomas Dortch. Donna lived in Gainesville until around 1990 when her and her family moved to Middleburg, Florida. One of her many joys was being on the water and doing life with her husband of 49 years. Together they successfully ran multiple businesses, including GrillBillys Catering, where Donna handled all the finances for the company. Later in life she had also discovered her enjoyment for dance, especially competitive ballroom dancing.  While she enjoyed and loved many things in her life he biggest passion and source of joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved very dearly and demonstrated that love in so many ways.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents Durwood and Jospehine Dortch.  She is survived by her husband William “Billy” Smart Sr.; sons, Bill Smart Jr. (Jennifer) and Andy Smart (Sarah); grandchildren, Tyler Smart, Lydia Smart, Calvin Smart and Carson Smart; brothers, Durwood Dortch Jr. (Vicki) and Rance Dortch (Christine); sister, Mary Griffin (Ricky) and many of dear family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Middleburg Church on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11:30AM, with a time of visitation with the family one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:30AM.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720