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Michael C. Shy

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Michael C. Shy Obituary
Reverend Dr. Michael C. Shy, 60

Reverend Dr. Michael C. Shy, age 60, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 3, 2012, near Yellville, Arkansas.

Dr. Shy was born October 26, 1951, to Clee and Nancy Elaine Witt Shy. On May 22, 1976, he married Kathye Marie Simmons in Ft. Worth, Texas. Dr. Shy received his Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and his Doctor of Divinity degree from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Dr. Shy assumed the pastorate of East Side Baptist Church in Mountain Home in 1992. He held various offices in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and served on the Board of Directors of the Mountain Home Christian Clinic. Dr. Shy was the chaplain and a reserve deputy with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, coin collecting, camping and old cars.

Survivors are his wife: Kathye M. Shy: of the home; two sons: Benjamin (Angie) Shy: Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jacob (Heather) Shy: Fayetteville, Arkansas; one daughter: Mallory (Chad) Linck: Little Rock; one brother: Patrick (Nancy) Shy: Pleasant Dale, Nebraska; one sister: Linda (Terry) Morris: Newburg, Missouri; two grandchildren: Jackson Shy and Corban Linck; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from Noon-9:00 P.M. Thursday, September 6, 2012, at East Side Baptist Church with the family receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the church with Reverend Paul Lancaster and Reverend Darrell DeBoard officiating. Pallbearers will be David Ethredge, Joe Long, Steve Adams, David Blankenship, Danny Ponder, Perry McDonald, Randy Callahan, and Rick Lucy. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of East Side Baptist Church. Interment will be in Baxter Memorial Gardens. The Baxter County Sheriff's Office will provide an honor guard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Children's Building Fund at East Side Baptist Church. Visit our online guestbook at


Published in Baxter Bulletin from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2012
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