Mearl McDaugh Daugherty Sr., 75, High Ridge, departed this life Sunday, March 9, 2014, in De Soto. |
Mearl, son of the late Ewing Daugherty and wife Frankie Alberta, nee Tackitt, was born Jan. 17, 1939, in Dora. He was united in marriage to Mona Lee Hafley, and five children came to bless this union. He loved her children as his own.
Mearl was a Christian, and as a young man attended Church of Christ, Elijah. Later, after moving to this area, he attended Church of Christ, House Springs, where he served as treasurer. During most of his working career, Mearl was employed as a certified public accountant by Millers Tax Service, High Ridge, retiring after 40 years of service. He also was a proud member of High Ridge Elks Lodge 2455. Mearl's other interests included playing pool and computer chess. In his younger years, he even attained a brown belt in karate. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. His children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will be cherished by all of them forever.
Mearl was preceded in death by his parents, Ewing and Frankie Alberta Daugherty; two brothers, Junior Daugherty and Paul Ray Daugherty; and one sister, Patty Cooper.
He is survived by his wife, Mona Lee Daugherty, High Ridge; five children, Mearl Daugherty Jr., Viburnum, Machelle Milam, High Ridge, Robert Daugherty and fiancee Misty Sarkis, Cheshire, Mass., Keith Daugherty, Otto, and Teresa Love, House Springs; four stepchildren, Carol Wirth and husband Herb, Imperial, Michael French, St. Louis, Jerry French, House Springs, and Cindy Stephens, Logansport, Ind.; three sisters, Rose Torlina, North Carolina state, Bonnie Ozment and husband David, Pendleton, Ore., and Delores Barker, Deepwater; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Micah Dawson officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell.
Memorials may be given to the
The Daugherty family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on Mar. 19, 2014