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Raymond F. Daugherty

August 14, 1939 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 79)

Raymond “Ray” Daugherty, Jr., 79, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 20. He was born in Owingsville, Kentucky, on August 14, 1939, to the late Raymond and Sarah (Daily) Daugherty. He was a 1959 graduate of Sharpsburg High School.

He married Wanda “Sue” (Shotts) Daugherty on March 31, 1972. She preceded him in death last December after 45 years of marriage.

He left Kentucky in 1959, as he truly despised cutting and stripping tobacco, deciding instead to find work in Marion’s factories. He quickly found work and held positions as a welder, maintenance supervisor, and machine operator. He retired in 2002 from Marion Community Schools after several decades as a diesel mechanic.

He is best known for his terrific storytelling abilities, yarns from growing up in Kentucky with his beloved sisters, and later about his friends who never seemed too far from trouble.

He was an avid hunter whose hobbies also included woodworking, knife collecting, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, the New England Patriots, Clint Eastwood movies, and musicians Bob Dylan, Elvis, and all of the members of the Highwaymen.

Ray was a true craftsman. He built enough porch swings, gliders, cedar chests, toy boxes, and gun cabinets, and crocheted enough afghans that if you don’t have one of these items, you probably know someone in Grant County who does.

He is survived by his daughter, Gina Daugherty (Ray Webber), Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter Stephanie Pratt, Lexington, Kentucky, and son Elgin “Louie” Daugherty, Lexington, Kentucky; dear sisters Ada Yeakle (Don), Jonesboro, Indiana, and Wanda Murdock (Jim), Kokomo, Indiana. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved sister Norma Jean Fortney and two step-sons, William “Bill” Tincher and Robert “Joe” Tincher.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, December 24, from 11 am to 1 pm at the College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 South Western Avenue, Marion. Funeral service will immediately follow with Pastor Mick Simpkins officiating. Burial will take place at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

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