OBITUARY

Ruby Jean Smith

3 March , 19427 May , 2019

Ruby Jean Hill Smith, 77, of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Ruby was born on March 3, 1942 in Madison, Tennessee to the late Chester and Ruby Hill. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Smith.

She was raised in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She later moved to Chattanooga and earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Psychology from UTC. Ruby was a Psychological Examiner, retiring from a private practice. She also did testing for Bradley County School system and Boyd Buchanan. She was a member of East Brainerd Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Billy Smith; daughter, Kimberly Smith; grandchildren, Christofer (Kaci) Roy and Bailey (Beau) Anderson; great-grandsons, Ayden and Lincoln; and brother, John (Diane) Hill.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the funeral home with Minister John Cupp officiating.

Entombment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens East.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Predisan-USA Inc., 2555 Northwinds, Parkway Venice Building, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (www.predisan.org).

Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 10 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 11 May , 2019
  • Entombment Saturday, 11 May , 2019

Memories

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Rosie Ruth

11 May 2019

Loved the past times we sat on those cold/hot and hard benches watching the pride of our lives having fun, such great memories. Love and prayers with your sweet family always, may loving memories get all through the sadness.

Kathy Chapman

11 May 2019

Ruby was my first manager when I went to work, She was so helpful and welcoming; a beautiful person. Bill, I will always remember and continue to be thankful for how you and Ruby helped after Dennis died. Ruby will be missed by many, my sincere sympathy for your loss.

Kristi Scott Lynch

10 May 2019

I’m so sad to hear of Ruby Jean’s passing. She was such a caring and loving person and was the best Mimi to so many. She will be missed. Prayers to Billy, Kim, Christofer, Bailey and all of the family. Love to you all.

Jimmy Scotchie

10 May 2019

Sincerest condolences from everyone and Ameriprise Financial, Oracle Wealth Management.
-Jimmy, Jeff, Ashley, Paige, and Gloria

Mary Furtney

10 May 2019

I have never known such a sweet and caring lady. Not only was she beautiful
On the outside but even more beautiful on the inside. I have many
Memories being a neighbor and friend to her whole family. My thoughts
Are with her husband and family always

Mary furtney
Lisa furtney
Andrea King

Ken and Vicki Snarr

9 May 2019

Dear Billy, Kim and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Ruby Jean’s passing. She was a wonderful person, always had a smile and kind words to say. Mom and Dad loved the two of you camping on the farm.
Her memory will always live on in our hearts.
You are loved and in our prayers.

Amanda Madrid

9 May 2019

Ruby Jean was a vital part of our family in PREDISAN. She made multiple trips to honduras and trained our staff in our alcohol and drug Rehabilitation center. She carried a big smile and great attitude under the most difficult situations. She made great efforts to do her lectures in Spanish. She sheer us up with her presence and love. Was active in sharing the story of of Predisan and being part of the development activities in the US. The Past week she sent a beautiful msj to Martha Rivera about friendship and love. Our heart s goes out to the family . Rubi Jean you will be miss .
Amanda Madrid
Predisan Honduras

Martha Rivera

9 May 2019

Ruby Jean was one of my lovely friends I met in one if her many visits to Predisan in Honduras. I am so thankful for her love and commitment to this ministry. She loved it and we loved her very much! Our prayers for all the family. Will miss you my friend💔

Joy Thurman

9 May 2019

Ruby Jean was very kind. Prayers for the family.

Karren Merritt

9 May 2019

Ruby Jean was a wonderful friend to me and I will miss her so much. Billy, Kim and family...you are in my thoughts and prayers. We will journey ahead together. Love you guys and I loved her, too.

FROM THE FAMILY