The public is invited to show respect today as Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, the fifth victim of the July 16 shootings at the Navy/Marine operations center, is memorialized and laid to rest.
The funeral is set for 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, with burial to follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family is asking the public to line the processional route to show support.
The procession is expected to leave the church at around 2:45 p.m.
The motorcade will follow LaFayette Road north to Battlefield Parkway and then to Interstate 75 north and Highway 153 North. The procession will exit at Amnicola Highway, then turn on Wilcox Boulevard and Holtzclaw Avenue to the cemetery.
* Holtzclaw from Bailey Avenue to 12th Street will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. Detours will be posted.
* Highway 153 North will be closed from approximately 3:30 p.m. until the procession passes. Traffic will be stopped at crossroads as the procession passes. Non-processional traffic is urged to avoid these sections of I-75 and Highway 153 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.