Obit: Tyler Smith

Obit: Tyler Smith

October 13th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Tyler J. Smith, 14, went home to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Georgia Regents University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.A celebration of the life of Tyler J. Smith will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga, TN.Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Harley Evans, Jordan Robert Smith, Ronnie Pierce, Lucas Stewart, Jefferey Harris and James Robert Chapin.Tyler was an outdoorsman that loved hunting, fishing and target practice with his gun, killing poisonous snakes and riding his go-cart. He loved all his pets that included a dog, cat, guinea pig, lizard and two turtles. He was an avid sports fan that loved football, baseball, soccer, basketball and was an accelerated honor student while at Riverside Middle School and Greenbrier High School. Tyler loved his family and his Granny and he accepted Jesus at Wonder Book Camp in Birmingham, AL. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and was very active with the youth program. Tyler was an eye donor, so that someone in need would be able to see God's beautiful creation.Survivors include his parents, Robert and Barbara Chapin Smith; three brothers, Nathan Harley Evans, Jordan Robert Smith and Jonathan Tyler Smith; one sister, Kayla Mae Grace Smith; maternal grandparents, Gaillaird Robert Chapin and Brenda Whitt Pierce, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; step-father, Ronnie Pierce, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; paternal grandparent, Joyce Smith of Harriston, TN.; great grandmother, Betty Smith, of Brownsboro, Ala.; and other family members, Makayla Hembree, Mark Hembree, Michael Hembree and John Hembree.If so desired memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tyler J. Smith to the Wonder Book Camp, 5513 Ave. P., Birmingham, AL. 35208.You may sign the family's online guestbook at: www.rees-funeralhome.com.Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Church.Visitation will be Monday Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. with the Funeral service to follow at Terra Vista Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN, 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com