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Michael “Mike” Chafin, age 55, of 195 Rocky Knob Road, Mountain City, TN passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 11, 1959 to the late Arlen Chafin and Mildred White Chafin. Mike enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and was a member of the Johnson County Knights. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald “Twink” Chafin and Thurman Weeks.
Survivors include his wife, Kimmie Eller Chafin, of the home; daughter: Sondra Chafin of Abingdon, VA; two sons: Steven Chafin of Blountville, TN and Michael Chafin of Abingdon, VA; special son: Hunter Blevins of Mountain City, TN; special father-in-law: Jim Eller of Shady Valley, TN; three sisters: Ella Mae Sutherland of Hickory, NC; Rita Keene of Lebanon, VA and Brenda Tankersley of Lebanon, VA; two grandchildren: Grace and Christian; one special great niece: Bella; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Funeral services for Mike Chafin were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Mr. Buddy Morefield officiating. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment were at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 in McQueen Cemetery in Shady Valley, TN. Active pallbearers were friends. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Swank, Jim Eller and Scotty Gentry.
At other times friends may call at the residence, 195 Rocky Knob Road, Mountain City, TN.
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Professional services for the Chafin family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.