Smith, Chester William

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Chester Smith
Chester Smith

Chester William Smith, 75 of Soddy Daisy, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 

Chester grew up in Soddy-Daisy where he played basketball at Soddy Daisy High School. He attended Tennessee Weselyn college and later graduated from MTSU with a degree in Communications. He began his career in advertising in Chattanooga at WDOD and later at WTVC, Channel 9. He later worked at John Michael Enterprises where he retired. He loved his family and friends and UT Football only when they won. He was an avid sports fan and loved basketball and football. He loved his dogs Nicole, Phoebe, and Little Bit and was always rescuing any stray. He never met a stranger and was always ready to entertain and BBQ with friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Oldham Smith (Gertie), his and mother and father, Gertie L. (Stewart) Smith and Charlie W. Smith of Soddy Daisy.

He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl S. Buckles (Randy), Debbie S. Matthew (Ronnie), grandchildren, Chelsea Penney and Robbie Matthew; brother, Cecil Smith, sisters, Brenda Smith and Wanda Skiles(Clyde); numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life services will be at noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Everett Gossett and Reverend Don Jones Officiating. Internment will follow services at Hamilton County Memorial Park. 

Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home. 

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. 

Arrangements are by Williamsons & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379. 


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