Don Smith dies aged 89
Former NTDA president and BMTR chairman Don Smith died recently at the age of 89.
Don Smith’s long and influential tyre career began after the war, when he took over the running of the family business – Birmingham Motor Tyre Repository, one of the longest established tyre businesses in the country – from his father, J. J. Smith. He was a staunch supporter of the NTDA, and was the association’s president in 1969. Later he was appointed an honorary member and also served as a trustee of the association in the early nineties.
Although semi-retired, Don Smith maintained a keen interest in the tyre business and remained chairman of the board of BMTR. Outside work, he was active in his local church and was a past president of the Rotary Club of Birmingham.
Don Smith’s funeral will be held at 11.30am, on Monday 24th September at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Sutton Coldfield. Family flowers only, but those wishing to make in memoriam donations can do so at: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield PCC, c/o Ian Hazel Funerals, 5 Belwell Lane, Sutton Coldfield B74 4AA.