Charles Michael “Mike” McMinn, age 65, departed October 8, 2019, surrounded by his family. Mike was born April 24, 1954, the oldest of two children to Mattie “Madelyn” and Charles McMinn. Mike was a generous man who was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our “Poppie,” as he liked to be called by his grandchildren, was a steadfast husband, an inspiring father, and a loyal son. Mike was a respected leader in his manufacturing career and worked tirelessly to do the best wherever he was; at work or with family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed hiking in the mountains, listening to music and spending time with his family and Lulu, his dog. Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara McMinn of Chattanooga; three daughters, Michele McMinn and her husband Neil of Nashville, Mandy Massengale and her husband Tommy of Chattanooga and Emma McMinn of Chattanooga; Four grandchildren, Morgan and Ashtyn Massengale and Camille and Everett Weber; mother, Mattie McMinn and brother, Mark McMinn and his wife Rendi as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry McMinn. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 in the chapel of Hamilton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) till 1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association https://www2.heart.org Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson (423) 531-3975.