Mr. Daugherty passed away March 13, 2023 in Grand Saline. He was born November 15, 1944 in Wills Point to Daniel Boone and Jewel Lorene Davis Daugherty
At an early age, Doug left school and became a farmer and laborer to help on the family farm. Later he worked for Hunt Farms, then H bar M Ranch as a ranch hand, followed by the State Quail Hatchery and the City of Tyler. He then returned to H bar M Ranch before starting a career in welding with Griffin Tool and Welding and Spencer Harris. He then began working for Herb Carroll in Fruitvale developing plans for tractor equipment and later building flatbed trailers. From 1986 to 2007, Doug worked for Ramsey Trailers in Myrtle Springs where he welded and repaired trailers. He was an accomplished welder and fabricator. He built wagons and worked on equipment. He worked on and help complete the families chuckwagon, he just cheered them on from home. He began building crosses in his early 70's for a new hobby, he sold some but gave away more than that.
Doug met his wife, Linda Trussell, in June of 1976. They were married a very short time later. He lived in Wills Point, Fruitvale, Big Sandy, Mabank and Grand Saline. loved his family greatly. As a young boy, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building things. Toys and such were sometime hard to come by and he sometimes would hide things from his younger nephews so they wouldn’t tear them up. He enjoyed listening to the Lone Ranger on the radio, til his grandparents visited, then he had to move the radio to the smokehouse since they didn’t like the radio.
Doug always loved horses and cows, longhorns were his favorite cows and Belgians his favorite horses. Later in life, he began helping his father-in-law, who could always get “Daugherty boy” out of his comfort zone with some new project to build.
Doug and his family drove a wagon and team in 1986 from Sulphur Springs to Hawkins in the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train. Rocky and Rhoda were his favorite team. He loved to attend horse and equipment sales. He enjoyed traveling with his bride. Some of his favorite travels were to Arizona to see the big cactus and wild horses and to South Dakota to see the Crazy Horse Memorial and Yellowstone National Park.
Mr. Daugherty is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Jewel Daugherty; two sons: Terry Lynn Daugherty and Douglas Layne Daugherty; grandson, Jeremy Keith Daugherty; brothers Dan Jr Daugherty, Herman Daugherty and J.H. (Jo) Daugherty and sisters Lois Timmons, Tiny Ruth Reece, Peggy Caldwell and Wanda Varner, Father and Mother in Law Barnie Trussell, Sr and Willie Luckett Trussell and his niece Terry Gail McLeod.
Doug is survived by his wife, Linda Daugherty, of Grand Saline; son, Dennis Daugherty of Grand Saline; daughter, Sherry and Stephen Stanley of Grand Saline; daughter, Cindy and Randy Gipson of Fruitvale; son, Joe and Kay Daugherty of Leonard; daughter, Samantha and Rodney Eitson of Grand Saline; two bonus children: Steven Daugherty of Grand Saline and Debbie Langford of Big Sandy; brother in laws Barnie Trussell, Jr and wife Lovella of Alba, Sister in law Clara Phillips and husband Billy of Clarksville, Sister in Law Fay Kimmey of Grand Saline and Brother in Law Charlie Trussell of Grand Saline; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and good friend, Darvin Woolverton.
Pallbearers are Matt Herring, Jack Gipson, Dakota Crow, Chris Caldwell, Chris Himel, Jake Pruitt, Christian Himel and Landon Burleson.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.