James Scott Daugherty and known to others as Curly Jim, was a loving son, brother, husband, father, age 81, a resident of Philippi, passed away Thursday April 28, in the Broaddus Hospital. Jim was born June 4, 1940 in Philippi a son of the late James Thomas and Elsie (Overfield) Daugherty. Surviving are children, James Scott Daugherty Jr. and wife Becky of Black Lick, PA, Marcy Daugherty of Penn Run PA., Jason Daugherty and wife Shannon of Phoenix, AZ, Lori Ann Daugherty of Philippi.
Grandchildren, Johnathan and wife Chelsea, Rebecca and husband Zack, Josh, Katie, Madison, Kallie, Jay, Loretta, and Gauge Thomas
Great grandchild, Nora
Siblings, Shirley Shockey and husband Lloyd of Lodi, OH, William “Bill” Daugherty and wife Wilma, Ernie Daugherty and wife Barb, Henry Daugherty and wife Shelia, John Daugherty, Ila Mae Foreman and husband Sonny all of Philippi, Tressie Tuttle of Buckhannon. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents as well as wife Wanda Daugherty, brother, Don Daugherty, sister Agnes Saffle, and his K-9 companion Cheesecake. Jim worked as a gas well driller for Sam Jack Drilling, and Whipstock Drilling Inc. until his accident. Before becoming paralyzed Jim was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed looking for ginseng and mushrooms, hunting and taking family on fishing trips. Jim loved coaching baseball. He enjoyed listening to his brothers play music, he was a trooper, he never complained, always had a smile on his face no matter the circumstance. Jim was the kind of person who would give you the shirt of his back and not ask for anything in return. He will be dearly missed by all who know him.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday May 2, from 4-6 pm. A dinner and time of reflection of Jim’s life will be held follow the visitation at the Union Community Building. In honor of Jim’s wishes cremation will honored.