OBITUARY

Danny Owen Smithson Sr.

December 31, 1932February 14, 2021
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Danny Owen Smithson, Sr., 88, of East Ridge passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ and had retired from Lawrence Doster Motor Company as a Service Writer after 47 years of service. Mr. Smithson enjoyed playing guitar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Athena Nokes Smithson; a son, Randall Alan Smithson; infant daughter, Kathy Smithson; two sisters, Thelma Crosslin and Martha Jean Melton. Survivors include his wife, Louise Smithson; son, Danny Owen Smithson, Jr. and his wife, Pam; seven grandchildren, Adam Patterson, Erin Levin, Peter Benton Smithson, Seth Smithson, Sara Garland and her husband Kris, Rachel Hughes and Hannah Jones and her husband, Preston; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Traci Smithson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN with Minister Charles Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to East Ridge Church of Christ, 951 McBrien Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412 or to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Gary Bradford

February 18, 2021

Danny, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He gave me many rides during I ur ball playing years together!
Carol and I send our prayers to you and your family

Steve Shackleford

February 17, 2021

Susan and I will always remember Mr. Smithson as "D.O.," the man who helped raise two of our favorite people, Danny and Randy, and who married the most wonderful Louise Smithson. Danny and Pam and Randy and Tracy raised their beautiful children as well--and so D.O. and Louise's legacy is set in stone. May D.O. rest in peace, and may God bless the entire Smithson family.

Karen Byrd

February 16, 2021

So many memories, so many laughs. My Mother and Dad's best friends. My second family. A great man I was fortunate to have in my life. I always knew if I needed to turn to someone both Danny and Louise would be there for me. Our loss but Heavens gain.

Missy Keith

February 15, 2021

Dear Danny and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss and know from experience this is a very hard time. Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers for God's peace. How wonderful it is that you have the assurance that you will meet up again with him in heaven.

Sincerely,
Missy Von Schaaf Keith

Regina Logsdon

February 15, 2021

Mr. Smithson was such a class act - always a gentlemen, always faithful. He will be greatly missed.

Our deepest condolences to Miss Weeze and the rest of the Smithson family.

Jama & Gary Hancock

February 15, 2021

The Smithson Family has been part of my Life for many years Danny's Mom and Dad were like my Grandparents. We have Louise and her Family in Our Thoughts and Prayers. Love, Jama

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Biography

Danny Owen Smithson, Sr., 88, of East Ridge passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ and had retired from Lawrence Doster Motor Company as a Service Writer after 47 years of service. Mr. Smithson enjoyed playing guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Athena Nokes Smithson; a son, Randall Alan Smithson; infant daughter, Kathy Smithson; two sisters, Thelma Crosslin and Martha Jean Melton.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Smithson; son, Danny Owen Smithson, Jr. and his wife, Pam; seven grandchildren, Adam Patterson, Erin Levin, Peter Benton Smithson, Seth Smithson, Sara Garland and her husband Kris, Rachel Hughes and Hannah Jones and her husband, Preston; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Traci Smithson; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN with Minister Charles Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Ridge Church of Christ, 951 McBrien Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412 or to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.