Arthur ‘Art’ Pflug
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Arthur “Art” Pflug, 86, a longtime resident of McDonald, went to his Heavenly home on Sunday, July 13, 2014, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Sept. 2, 1927, in Zelienople, Pa., a son of the late Wilbert and Amy Pflug.

He graduated from Bryan College in 1954. He served as pastor of West Brown Chapel and as assistant pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church from 1954-1962. During this time, he attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., and graduated from Columbia in 1960. He was director of Bachman Children’s Home from 1962-1989. He had more than 2,000 children that went through Bachman Home and thought of him as their father. After retiring from Bachman, he started interim pastoring, filling in pulpits for different churches until 2013. He attended First Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday school.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Rebecca Pflug; and one son, Timothy Pflug.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Merriman and her husband, Richard; son, Danny Pflug and his wife, Sue; son, Jonathan Pflug and his wife, Linda, and daughter, Martha Pflug; grandchildren: Jonathan Merriman and his wife, Rhonda, April Bentley, Rebecca Seiber and her husband, Chris, Jason Pflug, David Pflug, Timothy Pflug, Ann Pflug, Scotty Armstrong and his wife, Kara, Jeremiah Armstrong and his wife, Cassie, Jacob Armstrong and Molly Clouse and her husband, Matt; great-grandchildren: Jessica Merriman, Rachel Merriman, Danielle Albanna and her husband, Khaled, Maggie Bentley, Tucker Bentley, Jonah Seiber, Montana Pflug, Carrie Pflug, Shelly and Hunter Armstrong and Noah and Noel Clouse; several other extended family members; and his many Bachman children, church family and a host of special friends.

A celebration of his life is planned for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 North Ocoee Street, with the Dr. Joseph R. Tanner officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery in McDonald with the family serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 2 until the 4 p.m. prior to the service time.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Art and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Pflug family with his arrangements.