The funeral service will be Tuesday for a 62-year-old East Ridge man who died in a house fire on Thursday.
James Fred "Freddy" Robertson died after being taken to a hospital. Lisa Crowe, 62, was in critical condition.
East Ridge Firefighters responded at approximately 10:39 p.m. to 1302 Adonna Lane. Upon arrival heavy smoke and fire was coming from a single-story residence. A bystander advised the first arriving fire department personnel that there were two occupants inside the home.
A second alarm was requested for additional manpower and apparatus. Crews immediately began search and rescue operations and located two victims. The victims were removed from the residence and medical attention was given.
Lifeguard EMS transported both victims to a local hospital.
East Ridge fire investigation division is currently investigating the origin and cause of the fire.
Family members said the victim's faithful dog “Red” was by his side in the fire.
Mr. Robertson was a standout athlete at East Ridge High School, class of ’75. He graduated from UTC with a bachelor's eegree in Education.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with the Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating.
The family will receive friends from -4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.