Casey Austin

Casey Smith Austin, 66, passed away at her home after a valiant battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Casey was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended Edmondson Business College. She held many and varied secretarial and managerial positions throughout her life, including working at St. Judes School and Smith Court Reporting Agency. Her last position was as Director of the Pet Placement Center in Red Bank. Casey was a life-long gardener and lover of animals. She spent many years immersed in the Racking Horse industry, along with daughter, spending many happy hours at horse shows throughout the South. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Austin III; and her parents, Richard and Casey B. Smith. She is survived by her only child, Sandra Ann Austin, (Tyrus Morgan Cobb), of Wildwood, Ga.; sisters Christine Smith, of Alamosa, Colo., Connie (Paul Wheeler) Smith, of Houston, Texas; and brother Dr. Richard S. (Ruth) Smith, of Knoxville; and nieces Casey Smith, of Memphis, Tenn. and Barbara Smith, of Knoxville. Per Casey's request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers and in her memory, donations may be made to the Pet Placement Center, 5975 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37401. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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