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Walter Lee Adkins, 92, of East Ridge passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He was retired from the City of Chattanooga Public Works. Walter was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred Adkins. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Thompson Adkins; four daughters, Gloria (Mike) Schultz, Phyllis Julian, Martha Adkins and Peggy Ferguson; twin sons, Lee Adkins and Walter Adkins many grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frankie Hood. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with the Rev. Chris Perponis officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.