Arnold Adams

February 2, 1918February 22, 2014
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Ernest Arnold Adams, 96, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.

He was a member of St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church for 60 years where he was a deacon and choir director. He was currently a member of Westside Baptist Church.

He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1936 and served in WWII in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Lookout Valley OES for over 50 years. He was retired from Combustion Engineering after 42 years. He served as Chaplain at the St. Elmo American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife Della Bratten Adams; parents, John and Eva Pauline Schmissrauter Adams; sister, Margaret Lawrence; brothers, Clifton, Nelson and Tommy Adams.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, families of Adams, Brattens, Clarksons and Owens and friends of many years, Gloria Templin, Rex and Casey Rowland and Hitchcock Family and a special friend, Jack.

The funeral will be held at 1 PM Wednesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with the Rev. Don Givens officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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February 27, 2014

May the God of all comfort sustain you in your time of sorrow.

February 25, 2014

Arnold was our family of the heart, he was my Dad's (Bill Hitchcock) best man in his wedding and they had a special friendship for over 70 years. I loved his sweet smile, his infectious laugh and his wonderful stories. He will always hold a special place in my heart, I know he is in Heaven with his Heavenly Father, reunited with Della and Mom and Dad. I will cherish my memories until we see each other again.

February 25, 2014

What a wonderful friend I had in Mr. Adams. He and I worked together for many years at Combustion . He was a kind and caring gentleman and I admired him very much. On Christmas Day for many, many years I called to wish him a Merry Christmas. I will miss that call. May he rest in Peace!

Thelma Potter. --Soddy Daisy, Tn

Ginny Young

February 25, 2014

A great friend is difficult to find, and Arnold was a true and loyal friend to me and all my family for as long as I can remember. I will miss him but know that he is now reunited with his dear wife, Della, and all his loved ones. Will always remember the stories he would tell about growing up in St Elmo with my father..."Flatwheel." Ginny (Hitchcock) Young

Edward Owen

February 24, 2014

You will be missed uncle Arnold,by Eddie and Nancy Owen.