Obal Daugherty

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Obal Daugherty, age 91, of Jacksboro, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2. He was a member of Cumberland View Baptist Church and was an expert fisherman. Obal Daugherty was a retired US Navy veteran chief petty officer retiring with honors after serving 21 years. He served in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
He was preceded in death by son, Rick Daugherty; daughter, Rita Jane Daugherty Branam; parents, Abraham and Louella Shoopman Daugherty; brothers, Theodore, Elmer, Lawrence, Carlos, Albert, Extol, Clifford and Abraham Daugherty Jr.; and sisters, Carrie Daugherty and Zora Goodman.
He is survived by wife, Thelma Daugherty, of Jacksboro; daughter, Elaine L. Daugherty, of Jacksboro; granddaughter, Stacie Davis, of Jacksboro; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home, and the funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Ault and the Rev. Larry Russell officiating. Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in funeral procession to Cumberland View cemetery for an 11 a.m. interment with Campbell County Honor Guard in charge of graveside service.
Obal Daugherty's guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home, of LaFollette, was in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in LaFollette Press on Nov. 8, 2018
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