B.E. "Mickey" Netherton
Shreveport - B.E. "Mickey" Netherton, 86, died August 21, 2014 after a brief illness. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday August 24th, at Osborn Funeral Home. Services will begin on Monday, August 25th at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Joyner officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. He was born at his family home in Shreveport, La. December 17, 1927 to Joe Mae and Grover T. Netherton. Mickey was the youngest of five children. He had three brothers; Don, Tilly and Pat and one sister; Beryl who was also his first grade teacher at Queensborough Elementary. His parents and siblings preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life of 64 years his wife; Betty. Three children; Robbie Fisher and husband Tom, David Netherton and wife Amy, Don Netherton and wife Lisa. Eight grandchildren; Chris Netherton and wife Ashley, Stephanie Jordan and husband Ty, Casey Hicklin and husband Josh, Taylor Netherton and Melissa, Michael Netherton and Amanda, Donna Netherton, Nicholas Lawrence and Nicole Lawrence. Six precious great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law Ruth Netherton and Brother-in-law Bill Blaxton.
Mickey graduated from Fair Park High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific. Following his discharge; Mickey joined his Dad and his brothers as a partner in Netherton Construction established in 1945. The work of three generations of Netherton decendents spanned fifty years in the area which included local, state and federal highway and building projects. In 1961, Netherton Company designed and built Par 3 Golf Course, the only course in the area to provide night golfing.
Mickey always enjoyed laughing, reminiscing and sharing stories and memories. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was a scratch golfer for many years playing regularly with groups at Querbes, East Ridge Country Club and more, and couples events with Betty. He enjoyed flying and obtained his single engine pilots license with the help of good friends George and Sarah Henley. He enjoyed many social gatherings including those with the Fair Park graduates from the 40's.
Mickey and Betty were members at Queensborough Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon and taught high school boys' Sunday school class for years. Later they were members of Willow Point Baptist Church.
Men of such character are a rare breed and Mickey was one of those men. People looked to him for advice and enjoyed his company and wit. He leaves a legacy for us to cherish and will be in our hearts to treasure forever.
Pallbearers will be Billy Grisham, Wally Netherton, Buster Netherton, Billy Burnell, Andy Burnell, Ricky Greene, Harvey Christian, Jamie Harville and Lonnie Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Abney, Hershel Cobb, O.K. Bailey, Bill Fullerton, Bobby Greene, George Henley, Roy Jones, Tommy Moseley, David Watkins, Dick Whittington and O.B. Williams.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mickey's neighbors; The Bakers, The Raos, The Boldens, Frank Carnivale and Gene Bozman.
The family requests that memorials be made to the donor's choice.
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 24, 2014