Francis J. Smith, 80, of Chattanooga died Wednesday April 4, 2012, at his home.He was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Chattanooga, son of the late R. Frank and Florence C Smith. He attended the Riverside Military Academy; St. Bernards School and he graduated from Notre Dame High School. Mr. Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. Hancock. He was a retired lieutenant firefighter for the Chattanooga Fire Department and also from Blood Assurance.Survivors include his wife, Geraldine " Jeri" Smith, of Chattanooga; six children, Kathy (Waymon) Benson, Patti (John) Walline, Susie (Kevin) Wheeler, Joe (Julie) Smith, Tom (Marcia) Smith, all of Chattanooga and Brian (Angie) Smith, of Ringgold; sister, Frances Smith Shackleford, of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three aunts Blanche C. Jewell of St Petersburg, FL, Grace C. Smith and Dorothy D Cunningham both of Chattanooga ; brother-in-law Jack (Precy) Condrott of San Francisco, CA and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday April 10, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.The families will receive friends in the Holy Family Hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.The family would like to especially thank Hospice of Chattanooga for their care and support.Memorial donations may be made to the OLPH School Annual Fund, 505 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412 or to your favorite charity.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.