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

He was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Sumter, S.C.

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 and 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, Kiley Dover, Kinley Dover, Logan Rich, Ellison Rich, Onyxia Rich, and Benjamin Sceviour.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is requesting that you wear a mask and adhere to the CDC regulations when attending the funeral service.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

A Graveside service will be held 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.

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 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

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