Woodrow Shelby Riffey, 83, born in Knoxville, TN, September 2, 1926, went to be with the Lord February 7, 2010, at home surrounded by his family.
He was a member of Kimberlin Heights Church of God.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Pearl Riffey; brother, Lynn Riffey; and sisters, Mattie Fryar, Dixie Fryar, Anna Riffey, and Bonnie Byrd.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years, Clara Riffey; brother, Bill Riffey; sons and daughters, Woodrow Riffey II, William Riffey, Brenda Riffey, Regina Denton, Marsha Hurst, Paula Riffey, and Anna Riffey; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-five great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, with Rev. Becky Milligan, Rev. Ronnie Ellis, and Rev. Beau Riffey officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, is serving the Riffey family.