OBITUARY

Mike Pelfrey

January 29, 1953June 28, 2020
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Joseph Michael “Mike” Pelfrey, age 67, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 29, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina.

Mike was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and had been a custodian for East Ridge High School for many years.

He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Joe & Doris Pelfrey of East Ridge; brother, Rick (Lisa) Pelfrey of Aiken, SC; sister, Rhadonna (Gary) Kerr of Ringgold, longtime brother-in-law, Ronnie Rich of Chattanooga; four nephews, Adam (Krista) Rich, Zachary (Heather) Rich, Neil Pelfrey, and Mark Pelfrey; two nieces, Jamie (Todd) Burnett and Terah (Joshua) Sceviour; his cherished great-nieces and great-nephews, Kylie Dover, Kinley Dover, Logan Rich, Ellison Rich, Onyxia Rich, and Benjamin Sceviour.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

A public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Robert K. Schrader officiating. The service will be available on our Facebook page, Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is requesting that you adhere to the CDC regulations of social distancing when attending the graveside service. Chattanooga National Cemetery requires a mask to be worn by all in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.cerebralpalsyfoundation.org; or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe & Doris Pelfrey, Parents
  • Rick Pelfrey (Lisa), Brother
  • Rhadonna Pelfrey Kerr (Gary), Sister
  • Ronnie Rich, Brother-in-law
  • Adam Rich (Krista), Nephew
  • Zachary Rich (Heather), Nephew
  • Neil Pelfrey, Nephew
  • Mark Pelfrey, Nephew
  • Jamie Pelfrey Burnett (Todd), Niece
  • Tera Pelfrey Sceviour (Joshua), Niece
  • Kylie Dover & Kinley Dover, Great-Nieces
  • Logan Rich & Benjamin Sceviour, Great-Nephews
  • Ellison Rich & Onyxia Rich, Great-Nieces

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Memories

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Judy Hubbs

July 1, 2020

Michael you will be missed your family Love you so much 🙏🙏🙏
Your Judy Pooty 💗💗💗💗💗
Love you Doris and Joe Prayers for your Family🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Sandy Poi

July 1, 2020

How sad I was to hear of Mike's passing. I don't think I ever saw him when he wasn't smiling. He loved my sister Judy and that made him and of course his mom, very special in my life. He was truly a blessing to all who knew him. He is in a much better place now.

Joe Dutto

June 30, 2020

My condolences to the whole Pelfrey family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Mike and the rest of the family were always kind and welcoming to me anytime I stopped by to hang with Rick and I’ve never forgotten that. My prayers are with you all.

Kathy Blevins

June 29, 2020

Such a happy man with a big smile. We enjoyed knowing Mike from NHC. Praying for comfort for his family. The Blevins Family!

Kris Schanley

June 28, 2020

Precious Mike. My good buddy. Always had a smile at church and always made a point to come see me. I'll never forget when mike and I were talking about age. (He was always telling his mom & dad's ages.) I'm 3 years older than mike and he lit up & said, "I like older women." Cracked. Me. Up.
I miss you, Mike. Enjoy heaven.

Joyce Powell

June 28, 2020

Joe, Doris and Rhadonna we are so sorry. Mike was such a loved and lovable person. Prayers coming your way. Gary and Joyce Powell

Donald Harwood

June 28, 2020

Wonderful person and family.

Brenda Purcell

June 28, 2020

Mike and I are so very sorry for this family’s loss. Thinking of you during this time.

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Biography

Joseph Michael “Mike” Pelfrey, age 67, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 29, 1953 in Sumter, South Carolina.

Mike was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and had been a custodian for East Ridge High School for many years.

He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Joe & Doris Pelfrey of East Ridge; brother, Rick (Lisa) Pelfrey of Aiken, SC; sister, Rhadonna (Gary) Kerr of Ringgold, longtime brother-in-law, Ronnie Rich of Chattanooga; four nephews, Adam (Krista) Rich, Zachary (Heather) Rich, Neil Pelfrey, and Mark Pelfrey; two nieces, Jamie (Todd) Burnett and Terah (Joshua) Sceviour; his cherished great-nieces and great-nephews, Kylie Dover, Kinley Dover, Logan Rich, Ellison Rich, Onyxia Rich, and Benjamin Sceviour.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

A public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Robert K. Schrader officiating. The service will be available on our Facebook page, Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is requesting that you adhere to the CDC regulations of social distancing when attending the graveside service. Chattanooga National Cemetery requires a mask to be worn by all in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.cerebralpalsyfoundation.org; or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.