Richard Waters, Sr.

Richard Lee Waters, Sr. of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Mr. Waters was a graduate of Emory University and past president of the Chattanooga Manufacturers Association. He was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Forrester and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Burkhalter. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bischhoff Waters; daughter, Janet Hudson; son, Richard (Vickki) Waters; three grandchildren, Christian (Melissa) Sexton, Robert Hudson and Emily (Jack) Findley; nephew, Douglas (Cheryl) Forrester. The family will have a private service at the graveside. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Brainerd United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Chattanooga. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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