Robert A. Daugherty

| April 11, 2016

Daugherty, Robert001WARSAW – Robert Alexander “Bob” Daugherty, 82, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016.

He was born Aug. 9, 1933 in Jefferson Twp. to the late James C. and Minnie (Snedeker) Daugherty. He grew up in a political household as his father was Coshocton Co. Common Pleas Judge for 18 years. He attended Roscoe and Warsaw High Schools before entering the Army as a paratrooper to defend his country. After his discharge, he began work for the State of Ohio on a survey crew and from there went to the Maintenance Dept. as a Bridge Inspector. In 1985 he retired after 30 years of service. He then went to work for Jobes Henderson Consultant Inc. in Newark and later at Apache Aggregate from 1990-1997.

He has been a member of several clubs and organizations through the years. He is a past member of 40 & 8 American Legion; the former Warsaw Volunteer Fire Dept.; Troop Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America; VFW Post 1330; a 60-plus year member of American Legion Post 634; past member of the Coshocton Elks; Warsaw Lions Club since 1973 (serving as President, Zone Chairman, Treasurer, District Cabinet, and as the End Man “Plumb Bob” for several Warsaw Lions Minstrel Shows); Treasurer of the Coshocton County Convention and Visitors Bureau for 18 years; Eagles Aerie 761; the Freemasons; and organizer of the Walhonding Valley Memorial Day Parade in Warsaw for many years.  He is a member and past Deacon of the Central Christian Church of Coshocton. As a young boy, he worked on Jim Speckman’s potato farm.  Later in life he served for the Coshocton Co. Fair Board in the Art Hall.  In 1990, he volunteered his help for Samaritan Purse after a hurricane hit southern Florida.  He was also an avid raccoon hunter, having caught 124 coon in one season.

Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Reva K. (Pew) Daugherty, whom he married Dec. 27, 1952; a daughter, Vickie (Chris) Dreher; a son, Robert N. Daugherty; six grandchildren, Nate (Amy) Dreher, Rusty (Jade) Dreher, Wilson Dreher, Tyler Williams (Katy Hunt), Justin Williams, and Bryce Watson; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a son-in-law, Mike Watson; and a very good friend of the family, Kenneth Herdt.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Watson; four sisters, Mary Lawrence, Julia Bucklew, Nancy McCluggage, and Minnie Mae Daugherty; four brothers, James, Hugh, John, & Harvey Daugherty; two half-brothers, Charles & Ianthus Mayhew; and a granddaughter, Megan Williams.

Funeral services celebrating Bob’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Rev. Philip Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by the Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 12th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a memorial service by the Warsaw Lions Club at the conclusion of calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Christian Church, 731 Main St. Coshocton, OH 43812; the Walhonding Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 199 Warsaw, OH 43844; or to River View Community Park, P.O. Box 399 Warsaw, OH 43844.


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