Mr. Roland A Smith
July 17, 1923 – July 30, 2014
Roland A. Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Roland was born on July 17, 1923 in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Elvie Smith. He served our country during World War II in the Unites States Army where he was awarded the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and two Bronze Stars. Roland was a Structural Steel Draftsman. He was instrumental in founding and building Post Oak Baptist Church where he held his membership, taught Sunday School and was interim choir director. He was a member of the Quitman Masonic Lodge in Ringgold, F&AM # 106 and the Chattanooga Scottish Rite. Roland was a Commodore with the former Loret Boat Club.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Smith; grandson, Victor Graham; brother, Albert Smith; and sister, Frances Pursley;
Roland is survived by his wife, Theresa Smith; children, Diane (John) Graves, Terry (Teena) Smith, Patty (Larry) Graham, Danny (Janice) Smith and Suzanne (the late Rick) Culpepper; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 7 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Friday, August 1 and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday at the North Chapel.
A celebration of life service for Roland will follow at 1 pm on Saturday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chris Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
- Visitation Friday, August 1, 2014
- Visitation Saturday, August 2, 2014
- A celebration of life service Saturday, August 2, 2014
Mr. Roland A Smith
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August 3, 2014
Remembering "Smitie" and the admiration I had for him, Sincerely, James Royal
August 2, 2014
Patty I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts.
August 1, 2014
We are very sorry to learn of Roland's passing. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family at this time plus our prayers.
July 31, 2014
Theresa I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Roland. I wish we could come be with you during thiese difficult times, but Hugh and I are both having some severe back problems and unable to ride but a short distance. You are in our prayers and we pray for God's comfort during the difficult times. Love you. Naomi Bowman