Jessie Eugene Daugherty was born September 16, 1952 in La Porte, IN to
Clyde and LaMarion(Mary)Daugherty. He graduated from Westville High
School in 1971 where he played sousaphone in the band and basketball.
Jess was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the 7th Cavalry
He married Debra(Keplar) Daugherty on August 23, 1980 in Westville. She
survives along with their children Patrick and Kelly. He was preceded in
death by his parents and brothers Ben and Chuck.
He worked for 20 years at Weil-McLain in Michigan City as a core setter
until health issues caused an early retirement.
When he was able he enjoyed visiting the Indiana State Parks with his
family and walking the trails. Later he enjoyed bird watching and growing
tomatoes. He enjoyed reading about paranormal phenomena, baseball
statistics and general facts and figures and had an impressive recall of this
knowledge. He had a creative mind, was quick witted, and was able to
perform impressive feats of mental mathmatics. He was a lifelong White
Sox fan who never went anywhere without his Sox hat. He was loved by
his family and friends.
Private family service will take place at a later date.