Dr Walter Haines Smartt

Dr Walter Haines Smartt

Birth
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 29 May 2016 (aged 94)
Plum Nelly, Dade County, Georgia, USA
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 164105744 · View Source
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Walter Haines Smartt, M.D., 94, of Lookout Mtn., passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at his residence.

He was a native Chattanoogan, having been born in his grandfather George Madison Smartt’s home on Ft. Wood Place in 1922. Dr. Smartt graduated from Baylor School in 1940, Virginia Military Institute in 1944, and University of Virginia Medical School in 1948. He also earned a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, attaining the rank of Captain, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Dr. Smartt also served as the Public Health Director for Los Angeles County, California. He was a Cradle Roll Member of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga.

Dr. Smartt was the son of the late Harold Robert and Mary Virginia Hill Smartt. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister in law, Harold Robert, Jr. and Eleanor Overend Smartt, and their son, Harold Robert Smartt III.

Dr. Smartt is survived by his son, Edward Earl Long, one grand niece, Elizabeth J. Smartt and her children Kenneth and Paige, one nephew, James Madison Smartt and his sons, James Madison Smartt, Jr. M.D., and Walter Polk Smartt.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 2:30 P. M., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Forest Hills Cemetery with Rev. Joe Novenson officiating.


  • Maintained by: Edward Earl Long
  • Originally Created by: Bob Nuchols
  • Added: 7 Jun 2016
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Walter Haines Smartt (24 Jan 1922–29 May 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 164105744, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Edward Earl Long (contributor 47595703) .