Smith, Alden David

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
David Smith
David Smith

Alden David Smith, of Georgetown, Tennessee, 85, was born on December 24, 1931, and passed away on Oct. 18, at home, after battling cancer for several months.   

Mr. Smith was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and very loyal to his many friends.  He was of the Baptist faith and attended Birchwood Baptist Church. He was a paratrooper in the Korean War, a brick mason in the Chattanooga area for years and traveled to 17 states doing masonry work on McDonald's. He enjoyed going on cruises (the last one in January to celebrate his 67th wedding anniversary), fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  He was well known in Georgetown for sharing fruits and vegetables and was always ready to help someone in need.

Mr. Smith is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Nomie Loveless Smith; daughters, Carol (Orvel) Weeks of Scottsboro, Al., and Judy Wood of Chattanooga; sons, Kenny (Louise) Smith of Soddy Daisy, and Mattson Smith, of Rossville; four grandsons, David and Chris Weeks of Grant, Al., and Justin and Aaron Smith, of Chattanooga; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Kuykendall of Rock Spring, and Judy Perkins of Chickamauga, Ga.; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. D. and Annie Smith, two infant sons, four brothers Buck, Woodrow, Russell and Gordon; and sisters, Elizabeth, Orabel, Marilyn, Helen, Martha, and Ruth.
A celebration of life service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Woodward officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home.

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"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make
his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face
toward you and give you peace."

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

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