Mr. Denny Elisha Daugherty, Jr., age 68, of Stearns, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee.
Denny was born in Oneida, Tennessee, on August 26, 1946, the son of Elisha and Mattie (Hamby) Daugherty. His mother Mattie Daugherty precedes him in death. Surviving family include his father Elisha Daugherty of Pine Knot, two sons; Denny Edwin Daugherty of Winfield, Tennessee and Ryan Joseph Daugherty of Stearns, a brother; Billy Ray (and Thelma) Daugherty of Pine Knot, four sisters; Thelma Joyce (and Reed) Gregory of Monticello, Kentucky, Donna (and Darrell) Strunk of Pine Knot, Janie Foster of Pine Knot and Marilyn Cookie King also of Pine Knot, two grandchildren; Dylan Daugherty and Gabriel Ryan Daugherty, and Diane Chitwood the mother of his children.
He graduated from Pine Knot High School and from Cumberland College with a double major in biology and chemistry. He also had a pre-med major; one of the few graduates with that many degrees. He was an assistant for the professors in the biology lab at the college. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and served with the military police.
He later moved to Sharonville, Ohio and began his life’s career as a chemist. He became vice-president of research and development for Diversey and DuBois Chemicals. He had eleven product patents and six pending. He traveled the world with his job, testing and trouble shooting various products that he formulated. His products were used by major industrial corporations around the world.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Landon Sexton officiating. Burial was at the Pine Knot Cemetery