Dennis Ray Daugherty, 65

Dennis Ray Daugherty, 65, North Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on June 21, 2022, at his home. The youngest of four children, Dennis was born on Nov. 12, 1956 in Huntingburg, to Garland H. and Snoda (Hampton) Daugherty.

Quiet and reserved, Dennis enjoyed his time taking things apart and rebuilding them. He also delighted in working on and fixing cars. For years, Dennis worked at M&R Egg Company in Mentone then later at Sonoco Products in Akron. For the last fifteen years he worked at Paragon Medical, where he was a machinist and worked in assembly. In 1984 Dennis was diagnosed with and battled lymphoma. While he won the fight, it was a difficult battle that he didn’t wish on anyone else.    

The loving memory of Dennis Ray Daugherty will be forever cherished by his brother, Ronnie Daugherty, Mentone; sisters, Debrah (Richard) Bauer, North Manchester, and Sandy (Joe) Haywood, Warsaw; stepchildren, Jeffrey Marsh, Rochester, and Elizabeth (Michael) Wilson, Young America; step-grandchildren, Autumn and Brayden Wilson; nephews, Shawn Bellinger, Joey (Annisa) Haywood, and Jonathan (Lori) Haywood; niece, Travena (Chris) Pettit; great-nephews, Jonas and Cade Haywood and Annikan and Olliver Pettit; and great-nieces, Regan and Marley Bellinger and Alea and Lilly Haywood.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Garland H. Daugherty and Snoda Stephens.

A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held July 3, 2022 at 4 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County, 58 West 700 South, Claypool, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Terry Bradford will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Dennis, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family of Dennis Daugherty has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
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Posted on 2022 Jun 24