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Mr. Josh Smallen, 43, of Tunnel Hill, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Erlanger Medical Center surrounded by his wife, daughter, family and friends.
Josh was a huge sports, NASCAR (No. 24) and music fan. He coached softball for many, many years in the Tunnel Hill community.
Josh was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Smallen; grandmother, Frances McAffee; great-grandmother Evelyn Martin; grandfather, Charles Garner.
Josh is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Rasha Smallen of Tunnel Hill; son, Christian Smallen of Cusseta, Ala.; his baby girl, Morgan Smallen; and special family member, Bryson Whitmore of Varnell; brother and sister-in-law, Seth and Kari Smallen of Chattanooga; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brandalyn and Jeff Locke of Fort Oglethorpe, Jana and PJ Robertson of Fort Oglethorpe and Erin and Corey Quarles of Harrison, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Smith of Tunnel Hill; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mandy and Kris Smith of Chatsworth; brother-in-law and sister-in law, Kenneth and Jesse Smith; mother, Mary Martin of Chattanooga; stepfather, Larry Garner of Chattanooga; grandmother, Lorene Garner; special uncle and family, Donny Garner and Kathy Garner; stepmother, Theresa Smallen of Chattanooga; grandparents, Bob and Sue Martin of Chattanooga; nephews, Judson Chaffin, Garrett Robertson, Braxton Hulgan; nieces, Kady Chaffin, Britton Locke, Bonnie Smith; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; his beloved pets, Bo, Chanel and Pepper.
Pallbearers are Seth Smallen, Josh Smith, Jerry Smith, Adam Smith, Chris Turley, David Seavers, Adam Lewis and Ryan Mooney.
Josh will be forever missed and always remembered. Services to celebrate the life of Josh Smallen are Monday at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Bill Gardner, the Rev. Brian Whitmore and Chris Eidson officiating. He will be laid to rest at Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
?Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, is in charge of arrangements; (706) 226-4002.
Published on August 3, 2017
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