Billy Daughtry

May 1, 1938January 7, 2018

Billy Irven Daughtry, Sr., 79, of Clayton, passed away on January 7, 2018, after a brief illness. Billy was born in Clayton, NC, to Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Daughtry. He was married to his beloved wife, Margaret Cockrell Daughtry for 55 years, and they had one son, Bill. He worked for the Plant Pathology Department of N.C. State University for 40 years. He also served in the National Guard. Billy served as a volunteer fire fighter with the Clayton Fire Department for 30 years, and was elected to a term on the Clayton Town Council. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Bill and wife, Ladonna; grandchildren, Madeline and Spencer; sisters, Doris Watson and husband, William and Ruth Dupree and husband, Alex; brother, Leon Daughtry and wife, Sherry; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Woodall. He cherished his friendship with the “Breakfast Club” friends and enjoyed nights out with his poker buddies. Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00pm, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business HWY W, Clayton, NC 27520. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm at the funeral home. Arrangements by McLaurin Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Nicole M

January 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in God, "Who heals those broken in heart." Psalm 147:3

Reginald Mitchell

January 11, 2018

To the Family, Billy and I became Friends when I was about ten years old and He showed me then what a true heart and love He had for others. Will truly be miss. Praying that God will continue to bless his family.

Lisa Ruffin

January 10, 2018

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Lsa Ruffin

January 9, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Margaret you are in our prayers. Harvey and Helen Coats. Winston Salem N.C.

Deborah Cox

January 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Billy's family. I worked with Billy years ago in Plant Pathology at NC State. He was a great coworker and friend.
With sincere sympathy,
Debbie Blackley Cox

Sandra Jackson

January 9, 2018

So Sorry to hear about this loss!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Susan Aiken Canady

January 8, 2018

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Billy. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. He was always so full of fun and ready to put a smile on the faces around him.

Van Watson

January 8, 2018

I love you and will miss you Uncle Billy. You were as good as it gets as husband to Aunt Margaret and im sure the examples you set is why Billy Jr.has turned out to be one finest men, husband , son father grandfather and attorney. Plus so many great things that could go on forever. Your family all around is the epitiminy of the best Southern family that could ever exist. Be proud and our beloved one is in Gods arms now and the reunion will be one great day. We love you. Van Watson

Leslie and Keith Fick

January 8, 2018

Keith and I are sending our love and prayers to you Margaret and the family . We loved Billy like family , we will miss his smile, his quick wit and being beat by him in poker. Much love to you !

Wes Privett

January 8, 2018

Bill and Ladonna...So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Bill. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and give you His Peace beyond all understanding~ God Bless you.

Wes and Dossie Privett