Smith, Douglas Ronald

Worked As A Fabricator At Choo Choo Customs

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Douglas Ronald Smith, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1954, to James Thomas Smith, Jr. and Roberta Green Smith. He was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Smith, Jr.

Douglas worked as a foundryman at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mi., and as a fabricator at Choo Choo Customs in Chattanooga.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gwendolyn Jo Smith, mother, Roberta Smith, son, Brian Smith, brothers, Michael, Thomas and Rodney Smith, sisters, Ava Ceresia of Tampa, Fl., Tracy Messer of Fort Oglethorpe, Judy Crothers of Ocoee, stepchildren, Jimmy, Beth, Amanda, Beau and Corey, grandchildren, Shawn and Sabrina, step-grandchildren, Samantha, Casha, Jessica, Brandon, Katlin, Cassie, Olivia, Liliana and Gracie and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend J. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Ooltewah Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 7414 Old Lee Highway Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

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