Richard Kilpatrick Daughety

Obituary

KINSTON – Richard Kilpatrick Daughety, 91, of Kinston, passed away peacefully Friday, April 25, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro after a brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with burial following at Westview Cemetery. Services will be conducted by lifelong friend Pastor Graham Lane. Visitation will be Monday, April 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home and other times at the home. Richard was a man who believed in a hard day's work, a good night's sleep, good food, a loving family, good friends and a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ was all a man needed. Richard believed in sharing what he earned and giving to others. He gave all he had to others before his death and left this world a happy man for doing so. Richard was known by many with a variety of nick names such as "Brother," "Big Daddy," "Pop," and "Pop Pop" and embraced them all. He served his country in WWII from inception to end under G. George Patton and was a two time Bronze Star recipient. He spent his early adult years as a noted tobacco farmer before becoming an independent trucker, retiring at age 76. But he always would say retirement was the "hardest job I've ever had." He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Owens Daughety and his son Richard "Ric" Jr. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra "Sandy" Sanderson and husband Rhubert; four grandchildren, Sandy Robinson and husband David, Victoria "Vikki" Purser, Rudy Sanderson and wife Amy and Rhiannon Van Hoet; and four great grandchildren. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
Funeral Home
Howard-Carter Funeral Home - Kinston
1608 W Vernon. St.  Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 523-3177
Funeral Home Details
Published in Free Press on Apr. 27, 2014
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