Claude Burgess Daugherty

WOOSTER – Claude Burgess Daugherty, 94, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster where he was surrounded by his family.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive, Wooster, with Pastor Ron Frizzell officiating. Interment will follow at Reedsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: Life Care Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or Wooster Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 3100 Oak Hill Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691

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He was born on June 2, 1919, in Flint Springs, Ky., to Peter and Rebecca (Hines) Daugherty and has been a resident of Wooster for most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from Oct. 15, 1942 to Oct. 10, 1945.

Burgess married Margaret Fordyce on July 12, 1941. She went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2005, in Wooster.

Mr. Daugherty was owner/operator of the former CB Daugherty and Sons in Wooster for several years before taking a job in Mansfield where he was a journeyman for GM. He had worked as a welder for Gerstenslagers Co. in Wooster before moving to Shelby, Ohio, where he was owner/operator of Shelby Tool and Manufacturing Co. for several years. He then moved to Michigan and then to Salem, Ohio, for GM for several years before retiring in 1982.

For several more years he worked for Midwest Wood Products and then with Curry Lumber Co. in Wooster.

He was a very active member of Wooster Church of the Nazarene and was very involved which included, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, on the church board and instrumental with helping to build the first Nazarene church in Wooster.

He was very active in Junior Achievement, loved wood working and mostly enjoyed loving and spending time with family. Everyone always commented on his pleasant smile.

He is survived by his children, Sandy Bower, Randy (Nancy) Daugherty, Ruth (Don) Daye, Steve Daugherty and Sherri (George) Grande, all of Wooster; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren; a brother, Bill Daugherty of Wooster.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Butcher; a brother, Ira Daugherty; and three sisters, Ethel, Edna Mae and Marie; an infant grandson; and and infant great-granddaughter.


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