Obituary: Melvin Lee Daughtery

October 11, 1940 – October 8, 2020

 Melvin Lee Daugherty, 79, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his residence.

Born October 11, 1940, in Lee County, Virginia, he was the son of Samuel R. and Jeanette (Campbell) Daugherty. 

Melvin joined the U. S. Army in 1963 and was in the reserves until 1969.  He married Sharon Tally on April 10, 1965, and they had 55 wonderful years together.  To this union was born a son, Gary Lee Daugherty.

Melvin worked for the telephone company and retired from Verizon/GTE.  He loved to work with wood and could make just about anything.  Melvin made and sold many dulcimers.  He created beautiful oil paintings and a few of them will be on display during the visitation at the funeral home.  Melvin was a member of the Syria Christian church.

In addition to his wife and son, Melvin is survived by his siblings, Jack Daugherty of Orleans, Marvin Daugherty of Paoli, Brad Daugherty of Paoli, Glenn Daugherty of Madison, Gloria Anderson of Bedford, and Nancy Reynolds of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Geraldine Nodine.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Patrick Knowles officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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