John Raymond Painter, 63, of Chattanooga, and formerly Dalton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death his father, Ed Painter, of Dalton. John is survived by his loving wife, Susan Z. Painter and son, Matthew L. Painter, both of Chattanooga; daughter, Carmen Angles Ekdahl, of Atlanta; son, Levi A. Purvis, of Cumming, Ga.; mother, Pat Painter Smith, of Dalton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Kwon Painter, of Dalton and Joey and Kathleen Painter, of Hiawassee, Ga.; grandchildren, Shay Brewer, of Atlanta and Caylee Tolbert, of Cartersville; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Susan and Juan Lama, of Dalton, Joe and Jessica Painter, of Blue Ridge, Ga.; other very special great-nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Love Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The family ask that flowers please be omitted and memorials made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or to your local Humane Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave, Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.