In Loving Memory of Doug Smith: 1973-2021


Douglas Wayne “Doug” Smith, 48, of Chehalis, Washington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Olympia, following a brave battle with COVID-19. Doug was born Sept. 8, 1973, in Vancouver, Washington, to Robert Wayne and Sheri L. (Meyer) Smith. 

He graduated in 1991 from Castle Rock High School in Castle Rock, Washington, and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice from Washington State University in 1995. Along with his brother, Jason, Doug was a co-owner of Speedy Cash, a check cashing and loan servicing business with locations in Centralia and Longview, Washington, since 1998. 

Doug was the best son, brother, uncle, and friend a person could have. He was generous and kind, loved the Lord, loved his nieces, enjoyed shooting his guns a lot, and never passed up a chance to play poker. 

Doug is survived by his parents Robert and Sheri; brother Jason and his wife Shannon Smith; and nieces Karlie and Marissa Smith. 

The graveside service and interment will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at Toledo Cemetery, with Pastor Joe Martin of Toledo First Baptist Church officiating. Following the service, there will be refreshments served at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel, located next to the cemetery at 351 N. Fifth St. in Toledo, Washington. 

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