Donald Dean Daugherty, 77, of Paris, passed away at 5:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 20 years as a truck driver with Gilman & IHC Trucking of Terre Haute and had previously worked for General Telephone Company of Tuscola. He was also the former owner and operator of Daugherty’s Gun Repair and Daugherty Construction Company.
Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Templeton Funeral Home, with military rites by Marshall American Legion Post #90 following the visitation. Private interment is at a later date.
Mr. Daugherty was born June 16, 1941, at Paris, the son of the late Robert F. and Mary Lucinda Rhoden Daugherty. He married Judith A. Wilson Dec. 8, 1963, at State Line Christian Church, and she survives.
Other survivors include five children, Kim Daugherty, Dean (Angie) Daugherty, Robert R. (Sherry) Daugherty and Preston Daugherty, all of Paris and Ann Greenlee of Marshall; two brothers, David Daugherty of Paris and Ernie Daugherty of Metcalf; three sisters, Marilyn Harris of Paris, Judy Daugherty of Paris and Gayle Walter of Chrisman; 13 grandchildren, Aaron and Jordan Bain, Cody Freeman, Caleb (Samantha) Daugherty, Cole (C.J.) Keefer, Carter Daugherty (Lucas Bartnick), Lance and Jacob Daugherty, Cloe (Lyle) Travioli, Trenton Daugherty (Velvet Fredericks), and Bridgett, Devon and Anthony Daugherty; nine great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild due in July; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Daugherty was veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Marshall American Legion Post #90 and held life memberships in AMVETS and the North American Hunting Club. He had served as a Tuscola volunteer firefighter.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, camping and eagle spotting. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the board of directors for the Edgar County Chapter of the U.S. Bowling Association. He had a great sense of humor and a talent for telling jokes.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marshall City Band.
Online Condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.