Gene “Chief” Morefield, age 86 of Newport, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
In addition to working at Stokely VanCamp, he was also an avid bluegrass musician, and wrestled professionally as “Chief Thundercloud” for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oatis & Flora Morefield; daughters, Donna Evans & Debbie Hannah; grandson, Johnathan Hensley; and sisters, Martha Gossett, Christine Byrd, & Susan Lamb.
He is survived by his daughter, Denese (Jimmy) Mooneyham; granddaughter, Kristy Evans; great-granddaughter, Mollie Hensley; siblings, Bill “Bud” Morefield, Maurice “Toots” Cody, Edna (Ronnie) Monday; son-in-law, Farren Hannah; special friends, Leon Wells & Charlie Queen; and caregivers, Brenda Hazelwood & Sissy Hoffmaster.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses that were his special angels… Amy Allen, Paige Harman, Lisa Vest, Jazmine Morgan, Paulette Buckner, and the staff of Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice.
Preacher Billy Williams will officiate the funeral service, which will be held at 7PM Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5PM to 7PM prior to the service. Burial will take place at 11AM Friday, August 27, 2021 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
In recognition of the continuing pandemic, face coverings and social distancing are encouraged for those in attendance.
Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morefield family.
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