Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN


Robert Gene Daugherty

February 4, 1935October 8, 2019

Robert G. Daugherty, 84 of Huntington passed away at 4:30 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his residence. Robert was a graduate of Huntington High School. He worked as a crane operator and heavy equipment operator and helped co-found Doc’s Crane with his son where he eventually retired. He was a member of American Legion Post 160 for nearly 40 years and Operating Engineers Local 103 for 63 years. Robert enjoyed being outdoors, mowing, gardening and cutting fire wood. He was a beloved Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

He was born on February 4, 1935 in Huntington, the son of Jack and Eva (Dumbauld) Daugherty.

He was united in marriage to Barbara J. Johnson in February 1955 in Huntington. She preceded him in death in 1991.

Survivors include a son: Stephen (Brenda) Daugherty of Roanoke; three grandchildren: Eric (Katrina) Nelson of Kenia, Alaska; Sam (Dana) Daugherty of Huntington; Stephanie (Wayne) Daugherty Dennis of Madison, Wisconsin; five great grandchildren: Hugh Nelson and Ember Nelson both of Alaska; Meadow Daugherty Dennis, Theo Daugherty Dennis and Goldie Daugherty Dennis all of Madison Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no public visitation or funeral service.

A private family burial will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorial donations can be made out to Donor’s Choice of Charity in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


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Robert Gene Daugherty

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Becky Holmes

October 12, 2019

So sorry to hear about your father , you are in are thoughts and prayers.

Lynnette Fisher

October 9, 2019

Steve, Brenda and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Dad's passing. My sincere sypathy, thoughts, and prayers to you all.

Love Lynnette Fisher