Vernon Jewel Daugherty(1925 - 2013)

Vernon Jewel Daugherty, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Service: Per his wishes, he donated his body for medical research and did not want a funeral. He was born June 7, 1925, in Deepwater, Mo., and was the second of four sons of Thomas Daugherty and Ruth Birch Daugherty. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 18 during World War II and was part of the Navy's V-12 program. He graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo., and married Pearl Jean Boren, the daughter of Millard Boren and Eleanor O'Hare Boren, April 25, 1947. They relocated to Arlington in 1954 when General Motors opened the Arlington plant and moved to Pantego in 1964 where he lived the remainder of his life. During his career at GM, he was the industrial engineer in charge of materials. He was a Scoutmaster, coached baseball and softball, was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for many years where he worked with the church youth groups, and had an active and unusual sense of humor. He was preceded in death by brothers, Gerald and Willard Daugherty; and his son-in-law, George Barnhart. Survivors: His wife of 66 years, Jean; children, Michael and Janice Daugherty of Plano, Janet Barnhart of Benbrook, and Joyce and Kevin Coologhan of Mesquite; grandchildren, Patrick Daugherty, Darrell Daugherty, Daniel Daugherty, Matthew Barnhart, Jacob Barnhart, Ryan Coologhan and Courtney Coologhan; brother, Francis Daugherty of Anderson, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on June 16, 2013