Obituary: Michael Jay Canfield

August 30, 1944 – July 20, 2020

Michael Jay Canfield, 75, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at his home.

Born August 30, 1944, in Mitchell, he was the son of Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield.  He married Karen Sue Stafford November 20, 1963.

Mike retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center—Crane.  He enjoyed carpentry and playing music.  Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School. He always had a well- manicured lawn and taught his grandkids how to mow.

Mike was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Sue Canfield of Mitchell; daughter, Wendy Wilson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Eric Canfield of Bloomington, Zachary Canfield of Bloomington, Stephani Wilson of Mitchell, Matthew (Samantha) Canfield of Cloverdale; great-grandchildren, Ethan Roberts, Brielle Canfield; siblings, Bo Canfield of Bedford, Jeri Dotts of Mitchell.

His parents; son, Steven Canfield; and siblings, Charlene Dotts, Donald Canfield, Gwendolyn Passmore, Darryl Canfield, and Randy Canfield; preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Mitchell Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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