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George A. Daugherty
Date of Birth : December 12, 1931
Date of Death : February 03, 2019

George A. Daugherty was born December 12, 1931 over a silent movie house in Mannington, West Virginia. He died peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House on February 3, 2019 surrounded by his family.

After graduation from West Virginia University and the WVU College of Law, George practiced law in West Virginia for over 50 years representing clients from every walk of life.

He was a proud member of WV Alpha Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, serving as District Archon from 1953-55. He was a member of Mountain Honorary. George was a Lieutenant in the US Army and served in Korea as a JAG officer. He was former president of the WV Board of Law Examiners and director of the WV Lawyers Assistance Program.

He was a friend of Bill W and active in the recovery community for 39 years.

In addition to his work in law and recovery, George was an entertainer, toastmaster, songwriter, wit, and musician. George adopted the stage name “The Earl of Elkview” in 1970 and began appearing as a regular on the Capitol City Jamboree and Mountain Stage. As an actor, he performed in and produced many plays and musicals with the Charleston Light Opera Guild, Kanawha Players and the Pipestem Players. In 1980, he played his audio-visual musical tribute to America and West Virginia at the West Virginia Cultural Center to a standing room only audience and repeated this show all over America more than 3,000 times.

Upon the death of his dear friend A. James Manchin, George became West Virginia’s most constant friend and promoter urging audiences, politicians and anyone who would listen to see and experience the beauty of our state and its people. An unabashed patriot, George made it his mission to celebrate and honor war veterans of every era in speeches, performances and personal visits.

George was the son of the late Albert C. and Ruth Reynolds Daugherty of Elkview, West Virginia. In addition to legions of dear cousins, he is survived by his former wife, Mary Jarvis Currence, and their children Dick (Nancy) of Nitro; Nancy R. Daugherty, of Washington, DC; Sallie (Byron Goodew), of South Charleston; and Thomas (Christine), of Charleston; beloved grandchildren Kiera, Devlin and Aidan Daugherty; and Jamie and Beth Davis and their children, Meredith and Brady of Mooresville, NC.

A celebration of George’s life will be held Friday, February 8 with visiting hours from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and a memorial service at 7:00 at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Serenity Club of Dunbar, Hubbard Hospice House, or the George A. Daugherty Scholarship Fund to Benefit WVU Collegiate Recovery would be greatly appreciated.

You may send condolences to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Condolences

John and Sallie (Stocks) Lee , Posted on 07 Feb 2019
Melbourne, Florida
May God wrap His loving arms of peace and comfort around you. George was always there for the Stocks family and we will remember the love he shared and treasure the memories that we have if this wonderful “one of a kind” man.
Steven H Kravitz , Posted on 07 Feb 2019
Miami Beach, Florida
Please accept my deepest sympathy on George\'s death. George and my late father were good friends for many years. I will always remember and appreciate that George dedicated his St. Patrick\'s Day concert at Tamarack a few months after my dad died to my dad\'s memory. My mother and I were deeply touched. May George rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.
Michael Daugherty , Posted on 07 Feb 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
George will always be remembered as a man of character. His interest were only outweighed by his kindness. He was a true individual. Strong in beliefs and generous with time. He came from great stock and learned well. A Daugherty through and through. Rest in peace , George. Cousin Mike
Hope Gresham , Posted on 07 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I just met George when he came to work at the State Bar, I truly wished I had know him much longer. He was a very sweet, patriotic, kind soul. He helped so many people and we certainly enjoyed his entertainment. We miss his smile and whistling. He will truly be missed by so many.
Mark Morrison , Posted on 07 Feb 2019
Charleston, Alabama
I love you George, and will always remember the warm and enthusiastic welcome you and your family gave me to Charleston, and the local fellowship that you made such great efforts to adopt me into. Wherever you\'re going as well as where you have been, I know that you will Pass It On! With Respects Forever, Mark Morrison
Mary L. , Posted on 08 Feb 2019
, West Virginia
What a wise and wonderful man was your father! He gave real fun and spirit to any gathering. Heaven must be smiling.
Dean & Vickie Miles , Posted on 08 Feb 2019
Scott Depot, West Virginia
Dick and family, Sending prayers your way. Dean & Vickie Miles
JOE SHELTON , Posted on 08 Feb 2019
charleston, West Virginia
HAD MANY GREAT TIMES TOGETHER ON THE JAMBOREE HE WILL BE MISSED,MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY
June L. Taylor , Posted on 08 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
George was loved and respected by many. He will be sadly missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Jim and Sue Damron , Posted on 08 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
So very sad to hear about George. What a delight he was! He cheered so many hearts! Praying the Lord\'s strength for all of you. \"God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble\" God bless you! Jim and Sue
Mary Ann Maddox , Posted on 09 Feb 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
To Sallie and Nancy and the Daugherty family: I was so sorry to hear of your father\'s passing. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Izzy W. , Posted on 11 Feb 2019
, Ohio
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I\'m reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by Jesus Christ. He talked about a resurrection of the dead in a Paradise Earth where all of us will see our loved ones again! Jesus promises in John 5:28, 29: “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Another comforting promise in the Bible is found at Psalms 37:10,11. My Grandfather, who was a WWII veteran, looked forward to it’s fulfillment very much. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I hope these verses comfort you like they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you. Below is a link to a very encouraging Bible-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies. Please use your personal Bible with this brochure as you read it in the months ahead. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/when-someone-dies/ Deepest Sympathies, Izzy
VFW Post 4768 Alum Creek WV , Posted on 13 Feb 2019
Alum Creek , West Virginia
So very thankful to have met George. He was always a joy to visit with. He volunteered to travel to the Veterans Home for a day of fellowship every year! He will be missed!
Joan Daugherty Stockton , Posted on 14 Feb 2019
McCormick, South Carolina
So sorry to hear about Cousin George\'s passing into God\'s arms. As one of the younger members of the cousin clan, I saw George infrequently but was always impressed with his creative abilities and his great sense of humor. He made a great contribution to his family, his community, his law community. He is missed.
eileen maroney , Posted on 12 Mar 2019
charleston, West Virginia
wanted and wished would have said earlier, but.... you helped me so much. and i learned little. Dear George, may the wind be ALWAYS at your back. i love you and your family, as, you have always,,,