Larry Gordon Doherty, 68 of Leachville, Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. Born November 18, 1942, in Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late Ira and Ethel Rouse Doherty and had been a long time area resident. Mr. Doherty was a lifetime member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Buckeye, Arkansas and had been a truck driver for thirty-five years. Mr. Doherty proudly served his country in the United States Navy and the United States Army. He valued the simple pleasures in life such as talking on CB radios, watching westerns and relaxing. His family would like for him to be remembered as a very loving father that never met a stranger and liked to laugh.
He is survived by four sons, Larry "Casey" Doherty and wife Trisa of Krum, Texas, Paul Cameron Doherty of Aubrey, Texas, Shannon Christopher Doherty of Aubrey, Texas and Kenny Luis Brown and wife Jolie of Hornersville, Mo.; two brothers, States Skipper of Ozark, Mo., and Don Simpkins of Paragould, Ark.; one sister, Barbara Morris of Leachville, Ark. Mr. Doherty also leaves five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a very special friend Mrs. Willie Huskey.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Doherty was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Barbara Jane Doherty; one brother, JR Doherty; and one grandson: Shawn Brown.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the New Providence Baptist Church in Buckeye with Rev. David Powell officiating. Interment to follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark., in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive visitors Friday, September 2, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the church.