Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN


Stephen Ray Daugherty

January 14, 1956May 7, 2020

Stephen Ray Daugherty, 64 our beloved husband, father and grandfather went to walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 7, 2020. He was the founder and owner of Doc’s Crane & Rigging, Inc. Doc was an active and devoted member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103 for 45 years and believed passionately in the collective power of labor unions. He founded the business of his dreams, Doc’s Crane & Rigging, Inc. in 1989. He operated cranes and machines of all shapes and sizes until his retirement in 2012. Over the course of his lifetime he formed innumerable business and personal friendships. He loved hot rods, drag racing, mowing fields on his IH 706, listening to music, and too many fast and fun activities to list. His winter home in St. Petersburg with dear Florida friends, his hours of playing billiards, and his pursuit of the most delicious food became his respite from Indiana’s cold months. Most importantly, he believed in the abundant grace, forgiveness, spirit and body of Jesus Christ; and upon his death now has peace like a river.

Doc was born on January 14, 1956 in Huntington, the son of Robert and Barbara (Johnson) Daugherty.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Brenda Riddile.

He leaves behind a heartbroken wife and caregiver: Brenda Daugherty, three beautiful children: Eric (Katrina) Nelson, Samuel Daugherty, and Stephanie (Wayne) Daugherty-Dennis, and five equally beautiful grandchildren: Hugh, Ember, Meadow, Theodore, and Marigold. He was infinitely proud of his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family graveside service will be held at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County at a later date.

Memorial donations in his honor can be made to Fairview Church of God in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Brenda (Riddile) Daugherty, Wife
  • Eric Nelson, Son
  • Samuel Daugherty, Son
  • Stephanie Daugherty-Dennis, Daughter
  • Robert Daugherty, Father (deceased)
  • Barbara (Johnson) Daugherty, Mother (deceased)
  • Grandchildren: Hugh, Ember, Meadow, Theodore and Marigold

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  • Fairview Church of God


  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 7, 2020


Stephen Ray Daugherty

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Michael Carr

May 25, 2020

Doc and I grew up together from 7th grade through H.S. remember some good times on 700 N. Go carts to Hot Rods, gonna Miss an Old Friend. Flat on the floor Doc.

Terry & Pat Kelsey

May 15, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to Brenda and family. Steve ( our group would call him Clint Black when he'd wear his black cowboy hat) will be missed.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and his friends.

Terry & Pat Kelsey

Jason and Candace Roberts

May 12, 2020

Dear Brenda and Family,
We know right now is a rough time but know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you so please let us know if there is anything we can do! Stay in touch, we love you!!!
Pastor Jason and Candace Roberts
Village Green Community Church
St. Petersburg, Florida

Brian Miller

May 11, 2020

The Huntington North Class of 1974 extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Steve's family.

Rich Richmond Elsa Katz

May 11, 2020

Elsa Katz and buddy Katz and Their son Rich wish to express sympathy to the family and especially Brenda . We always looked forward to Steve giving that big smile and a welcoming hug. He always had time for a joke or just lend an ear or shoulder to lean on. We loved Steve (Doc) and Brenda. If you need anything please let us know.

Lynnette Fisher

May 11, 2020

Brenda and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynnette Fisher

Michael Baum

May 11, 2020

Steve was always a good friend and generous to all. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences and prayers are with you all.

steve yahne

May 10, 2020

I always will be grateful for Steve and his parents, they were there for me when i needed support, all those years ago. Rest in peace my old friend, i wish i had kept in touch.

Jim Harrison

May 10, 2020

my friend, rest in peace

Nancy Bryan

May 10, 2020

Goodbye my friend. You were responsible for my success in the crane field. From the very start you had my back in a time when women were not welcomed. You patiently taught me the ropes. I will forever be grateful. And you continued to make yourself available throughout the years. “Daddy Doc” was always kind to me back then so you obviously had a great role model. I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you. Heaven just got lucky again ❤️


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