Dennis Scott “Rocket Man” Smith, 59, of Soddy Daisy died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home. He was born August 11, 1959 in Chattanooga to the late Eugene and Marian Smith. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Smith; niece, Jennifer Greene; and a brother-in-law, Roy Gower, Jr. The Rocket Man was an avid drag racer, and was the 1989 Quick Rod World Champion and the 2004 ORSCA 7.0 World Champion. He loved children especially his nieces and nephews. Survivors include his son, Spencer Smith; sister, Peggy Gower; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Sharon Jones. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Wednesday, August 7 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-9 Tuesday and 1-2 Wednesday. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.