Richard G. "Red" Daugherty

Born: Thu., Jun. 15, 1933
Died: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021

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Richard “Red” Daugherty, age 87, of Fremont IN passed away on January 11, 2021 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Ft. Wayne Indiana.  His loving family and the comforting Hospice staff was continually at his side during his brief stay in the Supportive Care Unit.  Prior to that Richard was able to achieve his wish to remain living in his dream home on Jimmerson Lake in Indiana for the final phase of his fulfilling life.
He was born June 15, 1933.  His parents, Jack and Louise Daugherty of Ft. Wayne Indiana have both preceded him in death. His caring and devoted wife of 55 years, Teresa (Bobay) Daugherty; the love of his life with whom he raised nine children also precedes him in death; as well as his younger brother Jack Daugherty.
After graduating from Central Catholic High School, Ft. Wayne in 1951 Richard enlisted with the U.S. Marines and proudly served two active tours in the Korean War.  
Richard worked many jobs to support his family. He began attending gun shows and dealing antique guns at an early age while working for the General Telephone Company in Ft. Wayne.  Throughout later years he worked various management positions for Tippman Warehouses, Indiana as well as a sales position with Holmsten Ice Rinks, Minnesota.  Eventually he moved on to a successful career as General Manager and Sales Manager for Tippman Group /Interstate Warehousing, Michigan until he retired in 1995.  However, his passion for antique guns (especially Civil War Trapdoors), did not allow him to retire from attending gun shows until he was 86 years old.  Richard “Red” earned a respectable reputation as a knowledgeable and honest gun dealer amongst the people he dealt with and that reputation still lives on.  
He was an avid story teller and loved to entertain but of all his passions his love of family is what kept him thriving.  He is survived by his nine children; Mike (Tina) Daugherty, Den (Lynn) Daugherty, Peggy (Jim) Sweeney, Colleen (Ron) Clemmer, Tim (Tracy) Daugherty, Ellen (John) Haifley, Kathy (Tim) Goheen, Sueann (David) Mitchell and Casey (Marsha) Daugherty; as well as five siblings, twenty five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  
His animated story telling, his honesty, his sense of humor and his loving devotion to family will be remembered by all that knew him.  He has touched many lives and will be profoundly missed.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will not be an open visitation; instead a private funeral service with family will be held in celebration of Richard’s life.  
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Richard’s honor may be made to Parkview Foundation; Supportive Care Unit at 2200 Randallia Drive; Ft Wayne, IN; 46805 or online Parkview Foundation; designating the Supportive Care Fund.

Charitable donations may be made in Richard's memory to the following organizations:

Parkview Foundation's Website designating the Supportive Care Fund

Parkview Foundation; Supportive Care Unit
2200 Randallia Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 16805

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Timothy Daugherty
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I wanted to share what Muriel (Al and Muriel Frasca) shared with me via text.
Thank you for the kind words.
Our hearts break for you and your family. We dearly loved Red and we will truly miss him!
He was an Icon who will always be remembered for his ready smile and generous and witty personality. His passing reminds us oldies that we are not too far behind.
Some day we will meet again on the other side and will expect to see him with his Miller Lite in hand.
Because of our age and Covid we won't be attending his service but know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Sending you and your family all our love.
Muriel and Al

Beverly Mozena
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all - I will remember his chuckle and the fact you never got the last word. We spent many lunch hours with the Tippmann gang back in the years on Parrott Road and again with him & Teresa at the Legion, what great people, may he rest in peach,

Joshua Grubaugh
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
Red will certainly be missed and I want to offer our condolences to the family. He always was willing to give knowledge to others and was a kind and generous collector who supported those who were just starting including myself. He’ll truly be missed by Kate and I.

Judy Potosky
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
My sympathies to all of you Daugherty children:Mike, Peggy, Denny, Colleen, Tim, Ellen, Kathy, Sueann and Casey. Will always remember your Dad from high school days. He was a fun guy, always friendly to everyone. Also, remember you all from your home grounds on Reed & State for the many years you were there, growing up and attending St. Charles. Many fun days then, riding the school bus, giving the nuns some hard times. From Central Catholic '51 class - "Red" will be missed. Our prayers are with you. Judy (Hunt) Potosky and the Potosky kids

Gary Griffith
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
Many of my memories as a kid revolve around uncle Red. The lake/ learning to dive/ State and Reed Rd/ the house in Michigan then the IN lake house. To all of my cousins and their’re in our prayers. Cheers uncle Red! You will be missed!

Jim & Kathy Moring
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Prayers for the family in this time of sorrow and reflection.

Red was a great neighbor. Always friendly and full of stories to share.
He will be missed.

Jim & Kathy

Robert O’Reilly
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Knowing him was a great pleasure.
Our condolences.
The O’Reilly family.

Steve and Nancy
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
We have known Red for most our lives, he had a great Sense of humor. He lived his life to the fullest. God bless him.
Steve and Nancy Tippmann Henry

Robert Ciserella
   Posted Sat January 16, 2021
Have known the Daugherty family most of my life. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Bob & Patti Ciserella

Mary Little
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
Sending prayers, virtual hugs, and love to you all🙏❤🙏you have an amazing family, and will find comfort in knowing that your mom and dad are together watching over you all🙏😇😇

DAVID and Rita Persing
   Posted Mon January 18, 2021
Our sympathy to the Daugherty clan and we ask God to have mercy on his soul. I new Red from CCHS and have many memories of good times. Rita went to nursing school with wife Terry so that brought us together after high school. We left the Fort in '67 so good times where then few. We were privileged to see Red a couple of years ago at his lake and he looked great. We ask God to bless his entire family and to bring peace to everyone. We are having a Mass celebrated for Red on Feb 23 at St Patrick's in Elkhorn, Ne.

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