William Errel Daugherty,80
William Errel Daugherty, adored husband, father, uncle and grandfather passed away surrounded by his family on April 18, 2020.
William (Bill or Doc) born on July 9, 1939 in Apollo, Pennslyvania to Chester Braden and Annebelle (Maustaff) Daugherty. Bill spent his youth playing ball, roller skating, working any odd job he could to find such as selling vegetables door to door.
Bill joined the US Navy in 1956. Completing Electrician schooling and serving on the USS Cadmus home port of Norfolk Virginia a repair ship in the Mediterranean, stopping in the Scotland, Italy and France. He was honorably discharged in 1962.
In 1960 Bill married Barbara Majeske on April 1st.1960 from this marriage there were three children.
Bill worked at the Mansfield Tire after leaving the Navy, followed by Thermo Disc, Hydrostat, Budd Company, Rupp Industries, Royal Packaging, and Perfect Products retiring in 2002. After retirement Bill drove for the Ashland County Veterans for four years. A job he especially enjoyed until his health limited his service.
Memberships include Ashland Amvets Post 96 where he served as trustee for several years, Harry Higgins Post 88 of the American Legion, Ashland VFW Post 1067, Eagles Club #2178 where he also served as an officer. He was also a member of the Girl Scouts during Marji's time as a leader, and very proud to be.
Bill will be truly missed by his wife of 30 years Marji (Johnson) Daugherty. A brother Chester (Shoukoufeh) Daugherty. His children Michael (Marcia) Daugherty of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Vicki Daugherty of Ashland, Leslee (Mitch) Culbert of Wilmington, Ohio, Robert (Ann) Langford of Las Vegas, Nevada and Joshua (Kristen) Beebe of Ashland, his dear friends Bill Schultz and Terri Kowalski. Grandchildren Megan Rannels, Kurt (Erica) Rannels, Robert Bowersock, Diana, Reed and Ryan (Laurel) Daugherty, Sarah (Kevin) McConnell, Harrison and Jackson Langford, Zachary (Taylor) Johnson, Nikolas, Megan and Katelyn Beebe. Two great grandchildren Noah and Madelynn Rannels and numerous nieces and nephews
Loved ones that passed before Bill were his parents, Sisters Ruth Buchanan and Jean Tharp. Son Jeffrey Beebe and two nephews Martin and Rick Buchanan. He instilled in his family that family is the most precious things in this world.
Bill enjoyed golfing, boating, swimming and good cold beer. Being Irish, Bill never met a stranger and had the gift of gab and reveled in good conversations with family and friends. He loved his Cleveland Indians, watching cooking shows, old movies, helping his grandchildren with livestock processing or bragging about their accomplishments.
Bill was known for having a multitude of sayings to fit every situation. Not all are suitable for print but some of his favorites were "if you get bored stop over", "your full of s---" and its "five o'clock somewhere".
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Ashland Veterans in care of the Ashland VFW Post 1067, 125 E. Main Street.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
He was loved and we will miss him.
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