Funeral Service Will Be Friday For Red Bank Officer Shot By His Wife

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James "Chip" Smith
James "Chip" Smith

The funeral service will be Friday for a Red Bank Police officer who was shot and killed by his wife.

The service for James Howard “Chip” Smith, 41, of Soddy Daisy, will be at 2 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy.

Melissa Smith, 37, is under a $1 million bond in Sevier County on a murder charge. Police said the couple argued, then pulled off the road. Ms. Smith retrieved a handgun and shot her husband in the stomach.

Officer Smith graduated from Soddy Daisy High School in the class of 1996.  Chip served as a police officer since 1998 in several local police departments.  He was a member of the Soddy Daisy Volunteer Fire Department since 1994.

He was a hunter safety instructor for TWRA and served as a game warden.  He enjoyed fishing and coon hunting. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George H. and Helen Smith and Leroy and Clarice Smith.

Survivors include his son, Logan Smith; parents, Jerry and Alma Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Peeper Beach ; nephew, Hunter Stolz; niece, Erin Stolz; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Trisha Marlow.

Bishop Calvin Nunley will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Poe Cemetery. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Soddy Daisy Police Department, Soddy Daisy Fire Department, Red Bank Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Honor Guard of the Chattanooga Police Department.

Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Melissa and Chip Smith
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