Roy Vernon Daugherty of the Coal Creek community of Anderson County, Tennessee
passed away on February 16, 2006 at 11:25 a.m. after a courageous fight
against cancer. Rev. Daugherty was born in Logan, West Virginia on January
16, 1938. He served in the Air Force for twelve years beginning in 1955 and
was stationed at the Briceville Radar Station which was built on Cross
Mountain as an early warning station in case of enemy attack on Oak
Ridge. He met his dear wife, Della Vowell Daugherty while stationed in
Coal Creek. Della and Roy left the Coal Creek area and were stationed in
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Germany, and Ohio. They lived in Michigan and
returned to the Coal Creek community in 1971 with their four children.
The most impressive characteristic of Rev. Daugherty is that he was unselfish in his desire to improve the quality of life in the Coal Creek watershed. Even when his actions and decisions were not popular with the whole community, he had the courage to do what was right for the safety and betterment of the community and a better future for its children and citizens.
Rev. Daugherty was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and seven brothers. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Della, and their daughters, Debra Lynn West & husband Curtis of Clarksville, Teresa Ann Daugherty of Clinton, Patricia Maria Williams and husband Charlie of Joyner, and son Roy Joseph Daugherty and wife Angie of Oak Ridge, nine grandchildren and six great grand children.
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