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Larry O’Neal Smith, Sr., 70, passed away January 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born July 16, 1949 to Precious E. Underwood and Frank P. Smith in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He attended Riverside High School.  Larry truly believed in the Lord and read his bible.  He was of the Baptist faith.  Larry retired from Siskins Steel & Supply after 38 years of service. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Precious E. Underwood; father, Frank Pink Smith; sister, Frankie Dickerson; brother, Leonard Smith; nephew, Kaiser Taylor. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Teresa A. Smith; sons, Terrance Anton Smith, Darwin O’Neal Smith, Larry O’Neal Smith, Jr., and Gregory (Marcey) Belue; daughter, Angle Belue; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, James Arthur Smith, Michael Smith; brothers in law, Willie Bell, Eddie (Gloria) Bell, Sr.; sister in law, Sandra (Derrick) Hammond; a host of nieces, nephews; a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing will begin after 12 noon Friday, January 17, 2020, and the family will receive friends from 7 - 8 pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 18th in the chapel.  Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens - East.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    Precious Memories how they linger, On behalf of the Olivet Baptist church Bereavement Support Ministry we extend our sincere condolences to our dear sister, Teresa Smith, and family. May you have peace that surpass all understanding.
    ~ Viola Douthit   chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    i will be praying for the family that god will give his peace to you at this time
    ~ melvin cousin   stone mountian, GA
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and the family at this time.. May God comfort your hearts.. Memories are forever , our time on earth isn' y'all
    ~ Christie Finley   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss, may God bless and strengthen you an your family doing this sad time of your life, we are praying for you, may He comfort and keep you is my prayer, for you as you say good bye to your loved one. Bonita Johnson
    ~ Bonita Johnson   Chattanooga, TN