|Death: ||Aug. 10, 2009|
Jacob Lawrence "Jake" Atkins, 86, died on Monday, August 10, 2009, in a local hospital.
Mr. Atkins was a resident of the Ooltewah/Collegedale area for 36 years, and a member of the Collegedale Community SDA Church.
Mr. Atkins graduated from Southern Missionary College in 1949, and then worked as a sales manager for Jacks Cookie Company, Royal Cake Company, and Sovex.
Following his retirement at age 62, Mr. Atkins continued to volunteer 40+ hours a week at The Samaritan Center and Summit Home for over 20 more years.
He received a certificate of appreciation from the Kiwanis Club of Collegedale in 2003, and was United Way's Volunteer of the Month in December 2005.
He was preceded in death by father and mother, Wilford Russell and Gladys McDowell Atkins, and sister, Rachel Atkins Millard.
Survivors include wife, Beverly Hall Atkins, son, Russell Lawrence Atkins, and daughter, Janna Lori Atkins.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Friday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Collegedale Memorial Park Cemetery.
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