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Bernie Daugherty

Posted by on May 9, 2018

I am very sorry to report that Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr (Bernie)  passed away May 3, 2018.

He has had some health issues for a few months and it finally caught up with him. A P5M plane could not get him

but his health did.

Here is his OBIT.


Joseph Daughtery Jr.

Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr., 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Highland Health Care in Highland, IL.

He was born Jan. 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph Bernard and Lucille, nee Byrd, Daugherty Sr.

On Jan. 21, 1967, he and Jean Zimmerman were married in Madison, IL, and she survives in Granite City.

Mr. Daugherty was a U.S Navy Vietnam veteran (Aviation Electrician) and aftervar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} his military service had been a Quality Insurance Inspector for the Civil Service. He was a member of VP-40 and was the sole survivor of a QE-1 VP-40 crash Aug. 2, 1962 in the Philippines. He had a passion for genealogy and inventing, enjoyed fishing, and was an entrepreneur. He was a strong veterans' advocate, assisting other vets on disability.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons: Devon and Matthew Daugherty; 2 sisters: Donna Carter and Connie Crippen; and his step-father: Wally Crippen.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are 3 sons: Joseph Bernard (Tamara) Daugherty III of St. Louis, MO, John Daugherty of Worden, IL and Gerald Daugherty of San Leon, TX; 6 grandchildren: Brendyn, Megan, Nathan, Katelyn, Erin and Cody; 2 brothers: Bill and Bruce Daugherty; and 3 sisters: Barb Coonce, Bonnie (Kennyvar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} ) Hamontree and Beverly (Lee) Asher.

Memorials may be made to Disable American Veterans. Arrangements with online information available at

Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, IL.

Funeral: Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.


Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 8, 2018

I enjoyed Bernie's wit and he will be missed by us all at our reunions.
 I hope Jean and the family can attend our reunion this year. We will make them feel welcome.
Guy Fisk

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