Mike Haithcoat Obituary – Dec. 13, 1946 – Aug. 22, 2020

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MICHAEL HAITHCOAT

Michael Wright Haithcoat passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 after a battle with cancer.
The family plans to have a celebration of his life sometime in the future and asks that in lieu of flowers; memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Henderson Building Fund.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1946 in Columbia. His parents, who preceded him in death, were J.W. and Luna Haithcoat. He was the only child of J.W. and Luna and loved to play baseball throughout his youth.
He graduated from Columbia Central High School as a part of the Class of 1964 where he was a part of the Lions football team. He continued his studies after high school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he served as Recording Secretary in the Kappa Tau chapter of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. He was a member of the Advanced ROTC and after graduation in 1969 was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
He married Janice (Arnold) of Obion in 1970, and the couple began a life together as he joined active duty in Ludwigsburg, Germany (near Stuttgart). That initial adventure together continued for the next 50 years as they celebrated that milestone anniversary this May.
After returning to the U.S., he entered the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis. He graduated in 1976, and he and Janice moved their family to Henderson to begin yet another adventure. He worked at the City Drug Store, which he would later own, until his retirement in 2016. He loved being a pharmacist and was an active member of the Henderson community. He was a member of the Church of Christ but attended First Baptist Church so that his family could attend church as a family unit.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; sons, Jeffrey (Rachel) and Bradley; daughter, Rebecca; grandsons, Miles Jay and Graham Michael; sister-in-law, Pat Dickerson; nieces, Nan (Eric) Beaty, and Millie (Cory) Minton; cousins, Doris Bassham of Columbia, Carolyn Banas of Florida, John, Pete and Wanda Wright of Columbia, Evelyn McMillan of Memphis and Roy Wright and Lisa Piper both of Franklin; half-sister, Donna Woods of Ringgold, Ga.; and half-brother, James W. Haithcoat, Jr. of Lompoc, Calif.