Joe Thomas Montgomery 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Consulate Health Care. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He retired from Burkhart & Sheer and was a member of Pilgrim Rock Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Montgomery; brothers, Robert Montgomery and Ronald Montgomery. Survivors include sons, John Montgomery, of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Juan Smith, of Canada; daughters, Anita Montgomery and Jo-Ann Montgomery; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. He will lie-in-state today after 12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Burial in Highland Memorial Hospital.