Roderick Smith

Roderick Smith

Tuesday June 21st, 1966 - Saturday September 19th, 2020
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Roderick Clyde Smith was born on June 21, 1966 to Dr. Bobby and Mrs. Glenda Smith, in
Tuscaloosa, AL. His transition into heavenly peace occurred on September 19, 2020.
Roderick graduated from Brainerd High School in 1984 and later attended Chattanooga State. He
was currently employed at Erlanger Hospital until his untimely passing.
Rod was one of the most genuine persons that you could ever meet. If he saw you, he would
definitely speak to you. He had a passion for watching movies, reading books, listening to music
and watching sports. His favorite musical artists were Earth Wind & Fire, The Commodores, and
Tupac to name a few. His favorite sports teams were the Alabama football team (Roll Tide!), the
Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers. Rod loved his family, friends, co-workers, and his
Brainerd High School classmates. He will be missed and forever loved.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Bobby C. Smith of Chattanooga, TN and his brother,
Darren K. Smith, of Tuscaloosa, AL.
Cherishing his memory are his loving and devoted mother and sister, Glenda F. Smith and Tara K.
Smith, both of Tuscaloosa, AL; brother, Michael S. Smith, of Chattanooga, TN; son, Andrule
Hunter-Smith, of Chattanooga, TN; two uncles: Archie L. (Jackie) Wade, of Tuscaloosa, AL and
Harold (Gwen) Wade, of Atlanta, GA; three aunts: Phyllis L. Odom, Karen L. Williams, both
of Tuscaloosa, AL, Janice (Ernest) Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio; extended family members: the Matthews family of Chattanooga, TN; special
friend, Aletta Freeman, of Chattanooga, TN, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday September 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday September 26th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Chapel

    Sunday September 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Sunday September 27th, 2020 1:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jeffery Smith

Posted at 03:06pm
Condolences to the Smith Family. Rod will be greatly missed, we would talk Alabama football all day.
Jeffery Smith & Family

Damon Odom

Posted at 06:58pm
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to my Aunt G.Faye, Cousins Mike Ski & Tara for tha passing of my Big Cuz Rod (RIP).
Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Praying that God provides all you need to get through this difficult time.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matthew 5:4)
Love, Mr & Mrs Damon L Odom

Angela Vinyard

Posted at 06:21pm
Rod was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met . He was always smiling ...never a harsh word . He will be truly missed .

Marcy Gatlin

Posted at 11:24am
My Condolences go out to you and the Family.

Juliet Watkins

Posted at 10:43am
My condolences and praying for Roderick family. Many friends and co workers sodexo erlanger .We will be miss RIP Roderick

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