Chadwick "Chad" Thad Riffey

20 August, 196931 January, 2023
Obituary of Chadwick "Chad" Thad Riffey


Berry Funeral Home

Chadwick "Chad" Thad Riffey, age 53, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He had a caring heart, loving soul and no one was a stranger to him. Chad was known to help anyone at anytime and always had an open door policy, especially to the broken hearted. Like his father, Chad had a love for vintage vehicles, especially mustangs. He was a loving Papaw to all of his grandbabies. For each and everyone that knew Chad, you had your own special memory of him. He was preceded in death by late wife, Kimberly Michelle Riffey; father, Woodrow Riffey, Jr.; sister, Marsha Hunter-Smith; grandfather, Woodrow S. Riffey Sr.; mother-in-law, Naomi B. Pratt; cousin, Melissa Denton and nephew, Cory McCubbins. Chad is survived by wife, Cherilyn Riffey; mother, Brenda Riffey; daughters: Amanda (Robert) Key, Catlyn Riffey; Tiffany Brewer; son, Forrest "Chip" Riffey; grandchildren: Jon-Jon, Bray, Skyler, Malachi, Kimberly, Olivia, Ethan, Mya, Paislee; brothers, Woody Riffey III, Durk (Meeka) Riffey, Curtis Riffey, Josh (April) Hunter; many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Monday, February 6, 2023 between the hours of 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville with a service to follow at 8:00 pm officiated by Rev. Becky Milligan. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 1:00 pm at Berry Funeral Home and go in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville for a 2:00 pm Interment Service. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Riffey family.

Show your support


  • Kimberly Michelle Riffey Late Wife (deceased)
  • Woodrow Riffey Jr. Father (deceased)
  • Marsha Hunter-Smith Sister (deceased)
  • Woodrow S. Riffey Sr. Grandfather (deceased)
  • Naomi B. Pratt Mother In-Law (deceased)
  • Melissa Denton Cousin (deceased)
  • Cory McCubbins Nephew (deceased)
  • Cherilyn Riffey Wife
  • Brenda Riffey Mother
  • Amanda Key (Robert) Daughter
  • Catlyn Riffey Daughter
  • Tiffany Brewer Daughter
  • Forrest "Chip" Riffey Son
  • Jon-Jon, Bray, Skyler, Malachi, Kimberly, Olivia, Ethan, Mya, Paislee Grandchildren
  • Woody Riffey III, Durk (Meeka) Riffey, Curtis Riffey, Josh (April) Hunter Brother
  • Chad also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Past Services

Monday, 06 February, 2023


Monday, 06 February, 2023

Funeral Service

Tuesday, 07 February, 2023

Interment Service