Eric Dewayne Smartt, 30, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and was a sweet, kind hearted soul. He greatly enjoyed football, and loved animals. Eric was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Verna Leffew; grandfather, Carthel Leffew; stepfather Rick Siever; and two aunts, Candy Medula and Connie Leffew. Survivors include his mother, Veronda Siever, of Hixson; sister, Jennifer (Bryan) Wilson, of Hixson; brother, Steven (Shannan) Smartt, of East Ridge; grandparents, B arbara and Glen Medula, of Hixson; five nephews including: Tyler Smartt, Nicky Smartt and Breydan Smartt; father, Steve Smartt; several aunts and uncles. Heaven has called upon you on this somber day. Leaving so many words to say But now it's too late, for your time has come, Words unspoken; I'm sure everyone has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too. But lasting forever are memories of you. So when times are great, And happy and such, I'll think of you my, my brother, And miss you so much. Love, sister. Funeral services are 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with the Rev. Troy Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.