Lt. Charles Conoly Adkins, Jr., USN (Ret), 68, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his home in Port Orange, Florida on September 25, 2013.
Mr. Adkins was born and raised in Chattanooga to the late Charles Sr. and Nelda Ruth (Cooper) on December 29, 1944.
He graduated and was a head cheerleader at Central High School Class of 62. He later received an engineering degree at Vanderbilt University followed by two master degrees. He retired as a U.S. Navy officer after 20 plus years. He later worked for RCA, the State of Florida, Heinz Co. and the Space Center before retiring again. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and the Shrine.
He is survived by his mother; brother, Gary (Anita) of Daytona Beach; son, John Charles (Heather) and granddaughter Paige of Jacksonville. Also Aunt Mary Cooper Kimsey of Indianapolis and Uncle Judge Robert (Catherine) Cooper of Signal Mountain plus nephews Gary Adkins II and Adam Adkins and niece Amy Adkins Miller (Jason LTC) and their children Amber, Sarah and James of Fort Campbell, TN; along with many cousins and dear friends.
Visitation will be from 11 AM to 12 PM Noon on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the funeral home.
Graveside Services will follow at 12:30 PM at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.