Dennis B. Burchfield


Dennis Blaine Burchfield, 62, of Benton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.

He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed time with family and friends, hunting and fishing, and telling stories.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Lee Hall; stepfather, Baxter Hall; father, Floyd Ralph Burchfield; and brother, Thomas Virgil McCloud.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pamela Cheek Burchfield; and daughters: Amy Burchfield and Laura (Tiger) Foust of Bella Vista, Ark. He was loved by his seven grandchildren: Mason and Lindsay Wilcoxon, Jessica and Nathan Cross, and Emma, Jacob and Sawyer Foust; blessed with one great-grandchild, Emma Elise Cross; brothers and sisters: Betty Jean Armstrong of Cleveland, Barbara Ann Wallace and Jimmy McCloud, both of North Carolina, Ronnie McCloud of Washington, and Wayne Burchfield of Reliance; sisters-in-law: Brenda Howard and Patty Huffaker, both of Benton; brothers-in-law: James Cheek of Benton and Joe (April) Cheek of Soddy-Daisy; uncle, Burch Lee; aunts: Nell Harden and Ruth Davis; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lester and Betty Spicer of Benton.

He served in the Army National Guard from 1972-1978. He loved his country and was actively involved with Polk County elections for many years serving the Democratic Party. He retired from Bowater, where he was a millwright for 36 years.

The family extends appreciation to dedicated lifelong friends Mike Casteel, Wes Harbison, Tommy Rymer, Harold Carver, Mickey Cronan, Walter “Joe” Chastain, Walter Locke, Philip Fuggate and Henry Morgan, and appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga and their employees, Dawn and Jill, as well.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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