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Claude Jefferson (C.J.) Smith, of Red Bank, was born on March 9, 1923 and went to be with his Lord on June 23, 2019. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp having served in WWII in the South Pacific area and later retired from TVA and Ernest Holmes Company. Mr. Smith was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church, the Red Bank Masonic Lodge #717, the Chattanooga Scottish Rite, and was a former Post Commander of the American Legion Post 236 in Red Bank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary H. Smith, sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Tim Gooden, and daughter-in-law, Debra Smith. He is survived by his 3 sons, David Brian Smith of McDonald, TN, M. Alan (Pat) Smith of Franklin, TN, and Keith M. (Jane) Smith of Chattanooga; 5 grandsons, Travis Smith of Knoxville, Chris and Andy Smith of McDonald, TN, and Carlton and Matthew Smith of Chattanooga; his granddaughter, Amber Smith of Franklin, TN; a niece, Susan Gooden; nephews, Mike and Mark Gooden and their families; caregiver of 8 years, Carla Myers, and a host of other family members and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace. A chapel service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 beginning at 11 am at the funeral home with a military graveside service to follow at 12:30 in the National Cemetery of Chattanooga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Red Bank United Methodist Church, Scout Troop 58, 3800 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN 37415. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. (423) 877-3524 Lanefh.com