William Cecil Smith, Jr., 74, of Apison, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Bill was born in Jonesville, Va. and raised in Portsmouth, Va. He served in the US Navy from 1962 – 1969, and was a Navy Seal from 1968 – 1969. He was previously employed at Hughes Aircraft, Oakridge Nuclear facility and Combustion Engineering. He was most recently the owner/operator of Advance Service Equipment Restaurant Repair in Chattanooga. He was also a member of Shelter Church.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Smith; daughters, Cheryl Smith Stasney and Kathleen Marie Smith; grandchildren, Chelsie, Meagan and Maddie; siblings, Saluda (Ray) Stapleton, James (Barbara) Smith and Sharon (Ross) Dickmon.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home.
A Graveside Committal Service will follow at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Brother Monty Reeves and Pastor Sterling Jetton officiating and full military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to Shelter Church, 9516 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.