Cover photo for Donald "Don" Menzies's Obituary
Donald "Don" Menzies Profile Photo

Donald "Don" Menzies

May 8, 1945 — February 17, 2023

Hot Springs

Donald "Don" Menzies

 

Donald “Don” Menzies, age 77, of Hot Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, February 17, 2023.

 

He was born on May 8, 1945, in Lake Stevens, Washington, the son of Robert James Menzies and Vivian Rodland Menzies.  On July 1, 1972, he married the love of his life, Janet Delmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Don was an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and a member of Legacy Church.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  He graduated from Bible School-Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington and received a Master’s in Counseling at Henderson State College in Arkadelphia.  After college he went to work for Hillcrest Children’s Home here in Hot Springs where he worked for 34 years until retiring.  Most all of Don’s life has been in service for the Lord, so after retiring he couldn’t just sit so he started going to Retirement and Nursing Homes to share the gospel with others.  His love for people and wanting to share the gospel with others lead him to help with the beginning of Samaritan Ministries, Hot Springs, where he also served on the board.  Don had a servant’s heart, serving wherever the Lord led him.  He also served over the Junior Bible Quiz of Arkansas.

 

Don and Janet meet while working at Hillcrest, married and started their family.  During their time at Hillcrest, they held many different positions, so some times it might just be their little family or they could find themselves parents of a house full of children.  Together their lives have touched many children that have lived at Hillcrest Children’s Home.  Don was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to many people, who will all greatly miss him.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Janet Menzies; two sons, Chris Menzies and his wife, Melia, and Anthony Menzies; one daughter, Christina Temple and her husband, James; three grandchildren, Tessa Meeks, Chay Menzies and Amber Sedano; four great-grandchildren, Angelo Sedano, LeeJay Sedano, Japeth Sedano and Isabel Meeks; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jim and Lynne Menzies and Mike Menzies; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Gerrit Vaessen; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

 

A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, with Bro. Larry Burton and Bro. Tommy Williams officiating in the Legacy Church with a visitation at 2:00 PM, prior to the service. 

 

Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Lagan, Tony Adams, Gary Meeks, Kyle Outler, Bill Anderson and Mike Louton.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, 131 Sanford Street, Hot Springs, AR  71901.

 

Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald "Don" Menzies, please visit our flower store.
In light of increasing scams, all guestbook entries will now be approved by us. At Smith Family Funeral Homes, safeguarding the privacy and personal memories of your loved ones for family and friends is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 671

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree