Funeral procession for Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith announced

Funeral procession for Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith announced

July 27th, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga perform plane side honors as the remains of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith arrive at Nashville International Airport, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Smith was killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

When the funeral for Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith ends Tuesday afternoon, the city of Chattanooga has announced the procession's route.

The route:

* From First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, the funeral procession will drive north on LaFayette Road.
* The procession will take a right on Battlefield Parkway, heading east.
* The procession will then take Interstate 75 heading north. When the highway splits with Interstate 24, the procession will continue on I-75. Eventually, the procession will exit onto Highway 153.
* The procession will loop around the city, exiting onto Amnicola Highway.
* From Amnicola, the procession will head south before turning left onto Wilcox Boulevard.
* The procession will continue on Wilcox Boulevard, heading east, until it reaches Holtzclaw Avenue.
* The procession will turn right on Holtzclaw Avenue, heading south. They will enter the Chattanooga National Cemetery from that side.

Road closures:

* In Fort Oglethorpe, LaFayette Road will be closed in front of the church beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
* Holtzclaw Avenue will be closed between Bailey Avenue and 12th Street beginning at 3 p.m.
* Highway 153 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. until after the procession passes through.
* The city has also advised driver to avoid Interstate 75 from Fort Oglethorpe to the split with Highway 153 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Access to the cemetery:

* Because much of Holtzclaw Avenue will be closed Tuesday afternoon, people interested in going to the cemetery to show support for Smith's family can take a shuttle from Engel Stadium to the scene. CARTA will not be charging riders.