Glenn Wall Smith


Glenn Wall Smith of Cleveland, and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

He was born in Anderson, S.C., on Jan. 9, 1920, and was the son of the late Rev. Odis Smith and the late Wallace Lecroy Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Bobbie June Haney Smith; three sisters: Opal Smith, Viva Smith Tripp and Lucille Smith Barker; and two brothers: Leroy Smith and Joel Smith.

He was a World War II veteran in the 81st Infantry Division, “The Wildcats,” 323rd Regiment, Company C Squad Leader. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with a second award combat infantry badge and expert marksman badge. He fought valiantly in the Battle of Peleliu.

Smith retired from Burlington Industries after 30 years of service. After retirement, he worked with Lane Funeral Home, Robert’s Express and Pruitt’s Foodtown.  He was a member of North Chattanooga Church of God and past president of Red Bank Lions Club.

Survivors include his sons: the Rev. Delwyn (Annette) Smith of Cleveland and Dr. Kevin (Ellen) Smith of Leesburg, Ga.; five grandchildren: Jarrod, Logan and Zane Smith of Cleveland and Evi and Phoebe Smith of Leesburg, Ga.; two great-grandchildren: Griffin and Brayden of Cleveland; one brother, Leland Smith of Aynor, S.C.; one sister, Juanita Smith Wilson of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at North Cleveland Church of God with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the United States Army.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Bank Lions Club or North Chattanooga Church of God. 

Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Please share your memories, stories and photos at


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