Proud submarine veteran, James 'Al' Smith died on October 11, 2018, in Hixson.
He served on the USS Carbonero and USS Cochino. The Carbonero completed two patrols in World War II. Al became a Baptist minister after injury ended his career in paper mills. He also umpired youth leagues around Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna who passed in 1996.
Survivors include two of his seven siblings, brothers, Woodrow and Vester Eugene who reside near Moss Point, Ms., hometown of the Smith family.
A memorial service and inurnment at the Chattanooga National Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, 423 362-5999.