Paul W. Smith, 84, passed on Monday, April 21, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was a graduate of Howard School Class of 1955. He retired from Mueller Company after 39 1/2 years. He was a Korean Veteran. He was born Oct. 1, 1929, to the late Myrther and Callie Smith. Paul was a member of Greater New Home Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, DeWitt and James Smith, Clem Fitch; sisters, Annie B. Butts, Callie Elderly and Magnolia McCauley. He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife of 59 years, Ida C. Smith; son, Paul L. Smith; daughters, Paula (Rickey) Marble and devoted caregiver, daughter, Clarissa R. Smith; three granddaughters, Zanta (Brandon) Jones, Keturah (Ryan) Coryell, Syretha Marble; five great-grandchildren, Cameron and Noah Coryell, Jayden Whelchel, Maliyah and Joell Jones; sister, Emma Petty; brother, Jerome Smith, of New York; aunt, Cammie Whitehead (Cornelius); uncles, Worth and Dupree Millsap; brothers-in-law, Jonas Butts and Alvin Elderly, Joseph Malone (Sandra); sisters-in-law, Ezzella Harden, Edith Houston; several nieces, nephews and friends; dear friends, Rita Smith and Anthony Smith. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Elder Gregory Spotts officiating. The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.