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Walter Lewis Elder of Chattanooga, TN passed away September 30, 2018.  He was born November 2, 1937 to the late Adam and Lillie Mae Elder.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leon Elder and Robert Elder.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Tuftco Corp after 30 plus years of service.  He leaves to cherish his memories sister, Charlene Pasley; brothers, John (Bettye), George (Audrey), James, Reginald (Delores), Stanley (Vickie) Elder all of Chattanooga, TN; sister-in-law/caregiver Althea “Gail” Elder; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  The body will lie in state after 12 noon Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the funeral home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, October 5th in the funeral home chapel with Patrick Martin will be doing the discourse.  Interment:  Chattanooga National Cemetery.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Monday, October 1, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
    To the Elder family I want to express my sympathy to your family. Remember Walt sitting at Alexian Brothers with dad (Norman Carter) and they are enjoying each other company. But God knew best . May he rest in God's hands and keep the faith. Norma Cooper & Family
    ~ norma cooper   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    My condolences to the family
    ~ Kookie Rollins   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    My Prayers Are With The Elder Family During Your Difficult Times May God Continue To Strengthen You All
    ~ Sherine Jennings   Hixson, TN
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Praying for our family
    ~ Leona Elders   Stockton, CA
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Dear family members of Walter Elder, so very sorry to notice that your dear one has passed away. Please know that others care and more than ever God cares. Soon Almighty God will eliminate suffering from the human family including death. Revelation 21:3-5 is a guarantee of this wonderful future. Sincerely TL
    ~ TL
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss. As the days go pass may you experience the love of our heavenly Creator Jehovah God as he strengthen you and your family to get through this trying time. (Psalms 83:18) Remember he loves your loved one also and has promised to get rid of sickness and death forever and by means of his son Jesus Christ, bring back to life our loved ones. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29) Please accept my deepest condolence website for more encouragement.
    ~ Dolon Peete