Former City Drug Store owner Michael Wright Haithcoat passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 after a battle with cancer.
He began working at the pharmacy in 1976, retiring in 2016.
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.
Haithcoat 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.
(See complete obituary in the obituaries section.)