Briggs Smith

Hamilton County

Briggs Smith, 53 of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012.Briggs was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was the son of the late Charles and Clyde Smith. He was a 1977 graduate of East Ridge High School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received his Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Administration and Education. He was a teacher in the Bradley County School System and served as director of Career and Technical Education in Bradley County. He then became director of Career and Technical Education for Hamilton County Schools. He was recognized as Chattanoogas Father of the Year, Teacher of The Year for Bradley County Schools and most recently the Skills USA Administrator of the Year. Briggs was an active member of ChristWay Community Church.Briggs was married to Martishia "Marti" Smith for 30 years and is survived by his daughters, Katie Lynn Smith, Sarah Leigh Smith and Katy Gibson, all of Chattanooga; brothers, David (Joyce) Smith, of Charleston, S.C. and Paul (Karen) Smith, of Flintstone, Ga.; aunt and uncle, Judy (Richard) Boulter; several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at ChristWay Community Church, 6201 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at ChristWay Community Church with the Rev. John Waters officiating.Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Mike Brumlow, Roy Davis, Jerry Finley, Scott Powell, Paul Smith and Harold Thrower serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil McAfee and Roy Vincent.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Smiths name to ChristWay Community Church, Mission Fund or Compassion International Donate Now at share your thoughts and memories at are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN, 37343.

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