Joseph Slavic, 98, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A native of Yugoslavia, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States on Jan. 28, 1938. He was a member of Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist Church and was preceded in death by his wife Jennie Slavic; daughter Nancy Branum; two brothers, Alexander Slavic and John Slavic. Survivors include four grandchildren, David Branum, Sharon Miller, Dale Branum and Jennifer Mahdavi; five great-grandchildren, Shawnna Evans, Brandon Petry, Tiffany Branum, Samuel Branum and Jesse Branum; one great-great-granddaughter, Evali Branum; son-in-law, Allen Branum; sister, Mary Sufka. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist church with Pastor Mike Pettingill officiating. Please share your memories at chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.