Edgar Martin Daugherty Edgar Martin Daugherty, was born June 19, 1935 to Roy Newton Daugherty and Malvina Annie New in Austin, Texas. After a courageous battle with cancer, the Lord called him home on December 13, 2012 at the Legend Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Facility in Kyle, Texas. Edgar was a graduate of William B. Travis High School, Austin, Texas and shortly after joined the Army. Edgar served in the Army from 1958 to 1962 earning the rank of Pfc (E-3). During his Army service he was in the Berlin Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis . He was honorably discharged as a disabled veteran. Edgar married Lois Elaine Franke on November 24, 1960. He became the loving, kindest father to James Martin Daugherty & Cheryl Ann Shelley. Edgar's career continued when he joined the Lower Colorado River Authority. He was a heavy equipment operator. He retired after 33 years of service. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Lois, son James Martin Daugherty (Jill) and Cheryl Ann Shelley (Parrish). 6 grandchildren: Melissa Elaine Villarreal (Oscar), James Roy Daugherty (Jennifer), Matthew Wayne Matney, Lance Parrish Shelley, Brittany Ann Shelley and Trent Martin Shelley, and 5 great-grandchildren: Matthew, Alexus, Hunter, Makayla & Austin. Siblings, Bodie Winkley(Joe), Frances Kyle, Travis Daugherty(Celise) and sister-in-law, Wanda Daugherty. Edgar is also survived by a multitude of loving friends whose lives were touched throughout his fulfilling life. Edgar was preceded in death by his parents Roy & Malvina Daugherty, and a brother, Roy Newton Daugherty, Jr. The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, where funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 17, 2012 with Reverend David Goeke officiating. Burial to follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Austin. Edgar's family would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the Odyssey Hospice staff and the Legend Oaks Care & Rehabilitation Facility. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 20 N. Camino Real, Uhland, TX 78640
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 16, 2012