Sgt. Michael “Mike” McInturff, age 66, Jonesborough, was ultimately healed from his illnesses on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his residence with his wife and best dog and friend “Ziva” by his side.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Bud & Charlotte Jean McInturff and father-in-law, Sherrill Nelson, maternal grandparents, Garfie W. Johnson and Sylvia Johnson.
He was cherished and loved by his wife of 34 years, Debbie Nelson McInturff; other family members who loved him were his sister, Katrina St. John and husband Wayne; mother-in-law, Mary Kate Nelson; sister-in-law, Scherry Graham and husband Bill; nephew, Christopher Graham and nieces, Laura Roselott and Anna Graham.
Mike served his community as a volunteer and professional firefighter for 39 years and retired from the Johnson City Fire Department in February 2011. He also provided lawn care services for 25 years for many associates. He and his wife enjoyed time together traveling in their RV.
The family will receive friends form 10:00-12:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery with Pastor Brian Nulf and Pastor Cody Greene officiating.
Pallbearers will be firefighters. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne St. John and Bill Graham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church c/o Lori Kemp 284 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
I just heard about your loss. I am
so very sorry. Please know you
have been in my thoughts and
prayers. Sincerely, Bunny
Katrina, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family. May God give you
the peace and strength you need to get through the
Mary L Finucane
Mark and I are so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. We will
remember him in our prayers. He lived a life of service and
has earned his reward. Mary Finucane
So sorry to have read about Mike's death. So many memories of him from working at Hardee's on N Roan; coaching ladies softball. His smile and personality really took over. Still remember the day when you told me about meeting him and how much joy he brought to your life. The glow on both of your faces the day of your wedding was so warm and touching. He made everyone around him feel comfortable. He will truly be missed by all, but he has gone to a beautiful place and will continue to watch over you. Love you my friend. Prayers to all of your family.
Klaus & Chris Helfrich
We are so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. We treasure his memory, his smile & laughter could light up the entire room! Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sweet, kind, Debbie...I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending you a virtual hug and will be keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.
I worked with Mike at the police department and later when
went to the fire department. He was a good man in all
respects. He will be greatly missed. Sherrill Nelson was a
good man too.
Debbie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.
Sgt Lorrie Goff Johnson City Police Dept
Mike was one of the finest men I have ever met. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss! May God surround you and give you peace and comfort during this time! I'm praying for you!
Richard & Shelby Hartley
We were so sadden to hear about Mike's passing. He was always happy and had a smile on his face. One thing was for sure and that was the love you shared with each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie, I am so sorry to read in the Press about the passing of Mike. I clearly remember the day you got married and how happy you were. My prayers are that God will give you comfort and peace during this difficult time as only HE can do. May God be with you in the days to come and may He fill the empty place in your heart with His love.
Debbie, so sorry to hear about Mike, our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. We are still living in Alabama. will call you later in the month.
Love and Prayers,
Debbie sorry to hear about Mike. Praying for you and your
Debbie my heart goes out to you from someone who truly
knows what you’re experiencing. Hugs & prayers
Oh Debbie I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie, Katrina Sitting here remembering Mike as
he grew up and all the times we were together. How
much he love you Debbie and how happy you made him.
Just knowing he was around was good and when we
would run into each other always good thoughts
returned. He will be missed here. I know Jean and
Dad are waiting for him. He was so much like dad.
I love you all