Michael Norman Chitwood
Michael Norman Chitwood
  • December 1, 1949 - June 1, 2017
  • Ohatchee, Alabama

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Michael "Mike" Chitwood, 67, Ohatchee, made his transition to eternal life Thursday, June 1, 2017, surrounded by his family.Homegoing celebration service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service. The Rev. Adam Ragsdale will officiate. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mike was a loving brother, uncle and friend. He was born in Athens, Tennessee, and lived most of his life in Gadsden. He was proud to be an Emma Sansom Rebel. He was an avid Auburn fan and loved to fish. He was a proud veteran, having served his country during the Vietnam War.Mike loved his Lord and was a real prayer warrior. He was a member of Catalyst Community Church, Glencoe.Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Irby Chitwood and Cecil Pritchett Chitwood; brother, Bill Chitwood; sister, Pat Chitwood Etchison; brother-in-law, John Wayne Etchison; and nephew, John Wayne "Duke" Etchison II.He is survived by his son, Christopher Chitwood; sister, Betty Chitwood (Johnny) Roberts; nieces, Charie Roberts (Randy) Burnett, Missy Roberts Williams and Katie Chitwood (Chase) Coleman; nephews, David (Candace) Roberts and Will Chitwood; great-nephew, John Tanner Williams; great-nieces, Morgan Burnett, Molly Burnett (Hunter) Bellew, Hannah Williams, Ella Chitwood and Kate Chitwood; chosen brother, Don Thurmond; and several special aunts, cousins and friends.Pallbearers will be Butch Pritchett, Scott Pritchett, Danny Pritchett, Randy Wood, Tim Wood and Mark Moman.Memorials may be made to Catalyst Community Church, Reid Circle, Glencoe; or Big Oak Ranch.Special thanks to his church family at Catalyst Church; Mark Moman; Kelly Usry; Alacare Hospice; Pinky Vise Prewitt; Don Thurmond; Dr. Castillo and HOAA staff; Dr. Harrison and staff of Gadsden Cancer Center; and Dr. Baston and the VA Clinic, Gadsden.