Donald Starkey

Hamilton County

Donald Lee Starkey, 84, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.Mr. Starkey retired from the Chattanooga Housing Authority as Finance Director, was of the Methodist faith and was a graduate of Central High School and a US Korean War veteran.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pearl Starkey. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Wanda Starkey; daughters, Drema (Michael) Louck of Sevierville, Tenn., Teresa Scoggins, and Charlotte Goe, both of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Angela Dickinson, Daniel Scoggins, Shane (Patricia) Scoggins, Erica Goe, Audra (Jeff) Heath and Alex Goe; 9 great-grandchildren; and special cousins, Agnes, Mary Jo and Sally.Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery with Dr. John Burkett officiating.Memorial donations may be made to the American Alzheimers Association (P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105).Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.

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