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Don Lynza Goldsmith
1941 - 2020

Don Lynza Goldsmith, 78, of Pampa, passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

Services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Robert Burton, pastor of Yes Lord Amarillo Church, officiating. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Okla. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Don was born on Oct. 4, 1941 to Joe and Leona Goldsmith in Chickasha, and he was the oldest of three. He grew up on the family farm near Cement, Okla. As a young man, he worked at the cheese plant as well as the mobile trailer dealership in Chickasha. He met the love of his life, Betty Sue Bagwell on a blind date and soon after, they married on May 19, 1962. They moved to Oklahoma City where they started their family. Don was a very hard worker and provided well for his family. He worked for Cameron Iron Works which uprooted the family from Oklahoma to Pampa in 1969. Years later, Don and Betty owned and operated D&B Equipment until the mid 80s. He also worked for Bronco out of Elk City, Okla. until his retirement in 2013. He loved spending time with family and enjoyed riding ATVs any chance he got.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Sue; and many great friends.

He is survived by brother, Lee Goldsmith and wife Carol of Lewisville, Texas; brother, Rex Goldsmith and wife Desi of Cement; son, Steve Goldsmith and wife Kim of White Deer; daughter, Cindy and husband Darrell Flaharity of Pampa; son, Jacky Goldsmith of Pampa; five grandchildren, Stefani and husband Coy Devoll, Kelly Flaharity and wife Nikki, Melyssa and husband Jacob Ramos, Shane Goldsmith and wife Priscilla and Ryan Goldsmith; 16 great-grandchildren, Triston, Fabian, Bentley, Zaedyn, Kaden, Gentry, Paisley, Tucker, Jaxson, Damian, Daxton, Alina, Kolton, Sebastian, Elias and soon to be “Jose.”

The family would like to send a special thanks to Mac Martinez, Larry and Wilma Pyle and BSA SICU for all their care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Fund, 112 SW 8th Ave., Suite 1000, Amarillo, TX 79101 or your favorite charity.