James Daugherty, age 89, of Painesville, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Ohman Family Living at Briar in Middlefield. He was born November 10, 1931 in Bergholz, Ohio to Hazel (Wagner) and Frank Daugherty.
James attended Harvey High School in Painesville. He had a strong work ethic and retired as a truck driver from Ashland Chemical. James loved Bluegrass and Gospel music and played the harmonica with different groups throughout the years, and entertained the folks at the Fairport Senior Center. James was a jokester and never called you by your real name…it was Gladys and Clem, or maybe Cletus and Geraldine! James was a faithful man and attended Painesville Assembly of God.
He is survived by his daughters, Katie Daugherty-Miller, Mona Dunlap-Muzzio; grandchildren, Jaynie, Joshua, Mandee, Kevin, Scott, Todd, Wendy; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, and nephews. He also leaves behind dear friend and companion, Sue West.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice “Bea”; parents; son-in-law, Robert Muzzio; brothers, Fred Daugherty, Frank Daugherty; sister, Betty Jackson.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family at this time of need.
Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com