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CSM Ret. Michael Dean Doughty reported for duty in Gods army on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born November 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City to Charley Dean and Francis Jean Schumpert Doughty. Mike graduated from Grandfield High School in May 1966 and continued his education at Oklahoma State University receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in education in January 1971. On May 30, 1970, Mike was united in marriage with Sherrie Lynn Perkins in Oklahoma City and to this union, two sons were born, Steve and Brian. Mike and Sherrie celebrated their fortythird wedding anniversary in May of 2013. Following graduation from Oklahoma State University in 1971, Mike began his teaching and coaching career at Perry Public Schools. He spent nine years as a well respected and beloved mentor and coach to many young students. Some of Mikes fondest memories were having former players come see him in their later years and reminisce about the good times they had during their athletic careers under his tutelage. Upon his departure from teaching in 1979, Mike entered the life insurance business. In 1984 he expanded his insurance activities into the property and casualty lines. Mike was the primary commercial producer for Holt Insurance Agency, Inc. He started with the agency in 1988, and became coowner in January of 1992. Mikes professional insurance affiliations include past President of the Professional Insurance Agents of Oklahoma, Agent of the Year of PIA in 2001, the Society of Certified Insurance CounselorsCIC, Accredited Advisor in InsuranceAAI, Associate in Risk ManagementARM and Certified Professional Insurance AgentCPIA. Mike was very active in the Perry community. He served two consecutive terms as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, by which he was also honored as Citizen of the Year in 2000. Mike was inducted into the Perry Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2007. He was past President of the Perry Lions Club, and served four terms twelve years on the Board of Directors for the United Fund of Perry. He was also a member of the Perry Elks Lodge 2629. Mikes passion for community service carried him back to Perry Public Schools, serving as the Perry High School Baseball public address announcer, as well as radio announcer for the football program. He was a twenty year member of the American Legion and served as both Adjutant and Commander of his local post, EllisJirous American Legion Post 53. In 1996, after twentysix years of service to the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Mike retired as Command Sergeant Major of the 45th Infantry Brigade. Mike served from 19701996. As part of a life well lived, Mike enjoyed many pastimes. He loved playing golf, pheasant hunting with his Army buddies, and interacting with fellow citizens in the community. His passion was supporting and attending all the local athletic events. He was a great friend and mentor to many. However, his greatest joy in life was watching his sons grow and become good men and fathers. Mike, no doubt, has left a lasting legacy of love and leadership to his family, community and the country he so proudly served. He wanted to be remembered as a good guy as well as a good citizen. Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church of Perry. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Rev. Aaron Summers will officiate. Interment will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to the Perry Diamond Club or charity of the donors choice, in care of BrownDugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077. Mike is survived by his wife, Sherrie, of the home two sons, Steve Doughty and his wife, Kimberley of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Brian Doughty and his wife, Stacy of Pampa, Texas three grandchildren, Jacob Doughty and Avery Doughty, of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Kenzington Doughty of Pampa, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Francis and halfsister, DeanieBest Hunt.
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