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— Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty, 42, was born on April 25, 1977, in Camden, Arkansas, and passed away on June 10, 2019, in Lemoore, California.

Michael went by his nickname, Mickey, that was given to him by his dad when he was a little boy. Mickey grew up in Bearden, Arkansas, where he attended elementary and high school. He also attended Camden Fairview High School for a short period of time.

Anyone who knew Mickey knew about his love for the Arkansas Razorbacks - even when they were losing - and his passion for music. They also knew how much he loved his family and friends. Mickey never met a stranger. He was a true entertainer and always the life of any event. He was a confidant to so many he met across the globe and reached out often just to check in.

Mickey was a resident of Pensacola, Florida, at the time of his passing, where he was serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics technician. Mickey joined the Navy in October 2005. After training in Great Lakes, IL he completed tours in San Diego, CA, Lemoore, CA, and Fallon, NV before landing in Pensacola, FL which he considered to be his home. He was proud of his service and reached the rank of First Class Petty Officer.

Mickey was preceded in death by his father, Mike Doherty; his mother, Barbara Ellen Harville; his grandma and grandpa Doherty; his grandpa; Lawson; along with many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Survivors include his wife, Krystle Doherty of Pensacola; son, Ethan Doherty of Fort Bliss, Texas; sons, Tristan and Joseph “Joey” Doherty of Pensacola; step-children, Pyper and Tucker Priest of Pensacola; brother, Bobby Doherty of Haskell, Arkansas; sister, Veronica Wimberly of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother, Jack Doherty of Haskell, Arrkansas; step-sisters, Tiffany Cogburn of Monticello, and Tamie Jeffus of Hot Springs, Arkansas; step-brother, Charlie Harville of Bryant, Arkansas; grandmother, Joyce Lawson of Bearden, Arkansas; 13 nephews; eight nieces; and a large number of other family members and friends.

Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services and viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden. Graveside services will be held at Salem Cemetery in Bearden.

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