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William Harvey Poarch, Jr.

Published: 12/27/2013

William Harvey Poarch, Jr., age 55, of Newport, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Brown Poarch, grandparents Vena Poarch, Bert Poarch, Rexie Brown, and Ralph Brown, Jr.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Poarch of Newport, children Jonathan (Patty) Poarch of Elizabethton, TN, Christopher Poarch of Johnson City, TN, Chadd (Angie) Birchfield of White Pine, TN, Phillip Birchfield of White Pine, TN, Trey Birchfield of Newport, and Rebecca France of Charlotte, NC; father William Harvey Poarch, Sr. of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren Shyanne and J. T. Edwards of Knoxville, TN; Jonathon Jones of White Pine, TN; Amelia Birchfield of Greeneville, TN, and Phillip Birchfield, Jr. of Del Rio, TN; and brothers Steve Poarch of Johnson City, TN and Mike (Erica) Hodge of Stony Creek, TN.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in White Pine Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Birchfield and Elijah Hodge.

The family will receive friends from 12:002:00 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral services.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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