Tony Lanier Smith, 55, formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life to his heavenly home on July 7, 2013 at the University of California medical Center in San Francisco, California from heart complications.Tony was born on Aug. 15, 1957 in Macon, Ga.Tony attended school at G. Russell Brown Elementary, Northside Jr. High and City High School in Chattanooga. He had a heart of gold and he never met a stranger.His hobby was art in which he created beautiful paintings, charcoals and pencil etchings. Tony was preceded in death by grandparents, Hansel and Lottie Mae Smith Hitchcock; stepgrandfather, John Hitchcock, all of Sandersville, Ga., Charlie and Mary Hickey of Chattanooga; one nephew, Jonathan Rogers.He is survived by his son, Bryan A. Smith, of Chattanooga; parents, Rev. Young H. Smith and Carolyn Hickey Smith, of Chattanooga; brothers, Young (Ruthe) Smith Jr., of Rossville, Charles (Chris) Smith, of Nashville; sisters, Yvonne (Dennis) Rogers, of Chattanooga, Wanda (Richard) Boyd, of Chattanooga, Willanna Roy who he called sister; former wife, Darlene Smith; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.