Howard Daugherty was born Feb 1st, 1949, to the late Denis and Nancy (Coleman) Daugherty in Beech Creek, Jamboree, Kentucky. Howard is also preceded in death by his brother Jimmy, sister Geneva, special nephew Steve, son's Billy Robert and Curtis Lee Wolford.
Howard is survived by his brother, Billy Ray Daugherty (Ruth), sisters, Lillian Blankenship (Boonie), Linda Daugherty (Jimmy) and Patricia. Howard had three children with the late Ethel (Hurley) Daugherty, Glenn Allen, Billy Robert, and Amy Jolene. Between marriages, he also had another son, Landon Wolford. Later Howard married Gearline (Blankenship) Daugherty and had one child, Brittney Jones (Josh) along with stepdaughter, Betty Blankenship. Howard and Gearline are the adoptive parents of Kyle, Breanna, and Hannah. Howard's grandchildren include, Skylar and Chase Daniels, Billy and Larrisa Yates, Gabriel, Hailey, Dalton, Tyler, Jordan, Krisalyn, RJ, Violet, Austin Hurley, Jacob Daugherty, Carmen, Carl, Alex, and several great grandchildren.
Howard worked 20 years as a miner and moonlighted as a mechanic. He was known as one of the best mechanics in the area. He was very intelligent and had an uncanny ability to fix nearly anything. He would often joke that he could fix anything except a broken heart and a hole in the sky. People would bring their cars from miles around for him to listen to it and tell them the problem, even when the dealership couldn’t 't figure it out. In the 1960s he was an avid drag racer, often beating sponsored racers with his strange combinations of hotrod parts. Howard loved the mountains and taking his family and grandchildren ATV riding and having cookouts and picnics. He's loved by many and his sage advice and company will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 3rd, 2023, at Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, Ky. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. nightly on March 1st & 2nd, 2023 in the chapel with Odis Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in the family cemetery at Phillips Branch in Phelps, Ky. with friends and family serving as Pallbearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps Ky. Our guestbook may be viewed at www.joneswestfh.com.
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