Chattanoogans are invited to line the roadsides today as Staff Sgt. David Wyatt is laid to rest at the National Cemetery.
The burial service, expected to begin around 3:45 p.m., will follow the funeral at Hixson United Methodist Church.
The service will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to last until 2:45. The family asks that seats inside the church be saved for family, friends, military personnel, local law enforcement and dignitaries. Members of the general public are encouraged to gather down the street from the church, on a baseball field on Gadd Road.
The motorcade route between the church and the cemetery will be: Old Hixson Pike to Austin Road and then south on Hixson Pike. The motorcade will travel south on Highway 153 to Amnicola Highway, then take Wilcox Boulevard to Holtzclaw and into the National Cemetery around 3:15 p.m.
Chattanooga's transportation department said several roads will be closed for the funeral:
* Old Hixson Pike between Gadd Road and Wilbanks Road will be closed from approximately 1-4 p.m. Detours will be posted.
* Highway 153 South between Hixson Pike and Amnicola Highway will be closed from 2:45 p.m. until the procession passes, approximately 30-40 minutes. The public should expect delays, as traffic will be stopped at pass points along the procession route.
* South Holtzclaw Avenue between Bailey Avenue and East 13th Street will be closed from 1-5 p.m. Detours will be posted.
Funeral information for the other fallen servicemen:
Sgt. Carson Holmquist
Sgt. Carson Holmquist will be remembered in his hometown of Grantsburg, Wis., on Saturday. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grantsburg High School, where Holmquist graduated in 2008. Then there will be a private family service at 1 p.m.
Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells
On Sunday, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells will be honored. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. He will then be buried at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.
There will be a visitation with the family from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and Saturday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga.
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan will be buried Monday in his hometown of Springfield, Mass. A private funeral Mass will take place with burial to follow. Visiting hours are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at T.P. Sampson Chapel of The Acres in Springfield.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith will be laid to rest Tuesday. The service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and he will be buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the services to follow at 2 p.m.