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Richard W. Atkins

May 11, 1945 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 72)

Richard W. Atkins, 72, of East Brainerd, passed away on April 8, 2018.

Born in Chattanooga, Richard spent over 40 years as a clothing buyer in the retail industry, which allowed him to live and travel in much of the world.

He was a longtime member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Mary Rhodes Atkins; brother, Joe Atkins.

He is survived by his siblings, Charles (Mildred) Atkins of Ringgold, Frankie Atkins of Chattanooga, Jim Atkins of Ooltewah, Roy (June) Atkins of Ringgold, Ricky (Debby) Atkins of Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Patrick officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.




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