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A loving dad and grandpa who enjoyed time with grandkids Jerry Lee Daugherty, 66, of Chadwick, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Sparta, the son of Earlin Daugherty and Geraldine (Applegate) Daugherty Holt. On Oct. 5, 1957, he was united in marriage to Viola Hull.
Jerry was a loving dad and grandpa who spent many hours hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids. He especially enjoyed attending his grandkids’ baseball and basketball games and was an avid fan of the Chadwick teams where four of his grandsons played basketball. He always told several fond stories about hunting and fishing trips with longtime friends, Jimmy Workman, Dennis Sherman and Joe Fowler.
Jerry owned and operated Hill Top Lumber Company and for the past few years he drove a school bus for Chadwick school system. He was also an active member of Springfield Benchrest Rifle Club and Past Master of the Sparta Masonic Lodge # 296.
He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather Gene “Hoot” Holt, infant granddaughter, Ashley, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Daugherty.
Jerry is lovingly survived by his wife Viola; seven children, Denis Daugherty, Rhonda Maggard and husband, Eugene, Kurtis Daugherty and wife, Missy, all of Chadwick, Rachel Morrison and husband Bo, Robin Phillips and husband Jim, Kent Daugherty and Kirk Daugherty, all of Oldfield; his mother, Geraldine Holt, of Chadwick; one brother, Lionel Daugherty, of Ava; one sister, Lavonne Isaacs and husband, Tony, of Florida; 19 grandchildren, Brandy, Amanda, Candice, Caleb, Jayme, Jerry, Aaron, Lindsey, Austin, Kevin, Brandon, Megan, Blake, Brent, Brylee, Zachary, Taylor, Kaylee and Hunter; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Hope and Gage; three nieces, Caron, Casey and Jenna; three nephews Jesse, Luke and Jared; other caring relatives and many good friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Bruner Cemetery with the Rev.. Carnel “Bally” Johnson officiating under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m., with Masonic rites at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.