Fire Victim Laid to Rest

The man who is believed to have perished in a mobile home fire Christmas eve morning was laid to rest today (Saturday).
The service for 59 year old Michael Dewayne Stoglin was held today (Saturday) at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Danny Bandy and Michael Hale officiated.
The fire occurred at Stoglin’s home at 218 Poplar Place in Lakeview Mountain Estates just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section. The body found inside the home was sent to Nashville for an autopsy. Local officials have refused to release the man’s name pending confirmation of a positive identification. But after the autopsy was completed, the body was released to the funeral home and final arrangements were made by the Stoglin family.
Stoglin was preceded in death by his Father, Kenneth Stoglin. He was a Freewill Baptist and a machine mechanic.
He is survived by three Children; his mother, Bonnie Summers of Smithville; three brothers, Johnny Stoglin of Smithville, Ronnie and wife Veronica Stoglin of Chattanooga, and Randy and wife Tammy Summers of Smithville. A sister, Dianne and husband Dewayne Allen of Cookeville. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Michael. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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