J.w. Daughtry

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J.W. Daughtry of

Shreveport, LA

J. W. (Jake) Daughtry, 89, passed away quietly on July 24, 2014, at the Northwest Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Bossier City. Visitation will be held at Centuries Memorial Cemetery on Sunday, July 27, from 5 to 7. Services will be held on Monday, July 28, at 2:30 pm. Officiating will be his nephew, Dr. Robin Brumfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Sarah Brumfield Daughtry. He is survived by his son, Larry Kenneth Daughtry and his wife Phyllis, his daughter Phyllis Daughtry Embry and her husband Edwin Embry, six devoted grandchildren, Tera Elizabeth Lockwood, William Jake Lockwood and his wife Mindy, Sarah Beth Daughtry Guidry and her husband Travis, Larry Thomas Daughtry, Jimmy Embry and Brooke Embry. Great-grandchildren include Dylan Oliver, Hunter Slayton, Garrett Slayton, Kyleigh Lockwood and Colton Lockwood. He is also survived by his sister Frances Daughtry Smith of DeSoto, Texas, and his brother, Earle Guthrie and his wife, Jane of Waco, Texas. Jake was beloved by his neighbors of over 40 years, Price and Mary Moore and their family.

Jake worked as maintenance engineer for Foremost Dairies for 48 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served as a drill Sergeant at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as a guard in an internment camp in Texas, and overseas in South Korea. He was very proud to have served his country and enjoyed reminiscing about his days in the Army, particularly with his grandson, Tommy, who is also an Army veteran.

His hobbies included dove hunting, motorcycle riding, water skiing and camping. He loved fishing with his brothers and brother-in-law. Everyone will forever miss his sense of humor which kept us well entertained at the annual Daughtry reunion.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the Northwest Louisiana War Veteran's Home. They were very caring and took excellent care of our father. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Veteran's Home.

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Published in Shreveport Times on July 27, 2014
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