L. D. Daugherty “Pops”, 84, of Grafton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Lifecare Center of Westlake following a short illness. L.D. was a resident of Grafton for twenty years and prior to that he lived in North Ridgeville. He was born on January 31, 1936 in New River Tennessee. L. D. retired from Foseco after working there for more than thirty years. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a master cook during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing and attending country gospel/bluegrass sings and he loved playing solitaire. He hated spinach (it was “yucky”). L. D. especially enjoyed hanging out at Grafton McDonald's with “the Old Man's Club”. He was a big supporter of the Lorain County 4-H and Senior Fair. In 2019, he was named Lorain County Senior Fair King. L. D. is survived by three daughters, Lu Phillips of Grafton, Lori Browning of Tennessee and Peggy (Nate) Betts-Neeland of Wakeman; one son, James Daugherty of Oberlin. Six grandchildren: David (Tabitha) Lowery, Amber Phillips, John (Maria) Phillips, Cody (Rebecca) Betts, Sam (Sarah) Bivins and Connor Betts; seven great grandchildren, Micah, Autumn, Emery, Olivia, Elizabeth, Vivian and Benjamin; one sister, June (the late Bob) Spangler and one brother, Everette (Pat) Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his parents, several sisters and brothers, son-in-law, Chris Betts, and two grandsons: Jeromy L. Gibson and Benjamin C. Bivins.
The family would like to thank LifeCare of Westlake and Heartland Hospice for the loving care Pops received during his time there.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville. The funeral service will be private. Burial will be at Ridgeville Cemetery, North Ridgeville.
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