By Jim Meridith
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  • Visitation

    Friday October 15, 2021

    Noon to 2:00 p.m.

    Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home, West Salem, IL

    Interment in Bridgeport City Cemetery, Bridgeport, Il

    following the visitation service.

    • Full Obituary

      Kenneth W. “Kenny” Daugherty, 52, of West Salem, IL passed from this life on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born March 3, 1969, Olney, IL to Kenneth Wayne Daugherty and Karen “Sue” (Cash) Daugherty. Kenny married Tammy Harris on April 2, 1994, at the Nazarene Church in Mt. Erie, IL and she survives.

      He worked at Champion Laboratories for about 32 years. Kenny was a hard worker and had many friends. He loved his family especially his granddaughter, Dehlylah. Kenny liked Ford cars and trucks and motorcycles. He was just a good ole boy, and would help anyone who needed a hand, putting everyone before himself.

      Kenny is survived by his wife Tammy Daugherty, West Salem, Mother; Sue Daugherty, West Salem, son; Nic Daugherty, Fairfield, IL, granddaughter; Dehlylah Daugherty, Sister; Marci (Calvin) Embry, Wayne City, IL, niece; Candace Embry, nephew; Cody (Caileigh) Embry.

      He was preceded in death by his father Kenny Daugherty.

      Visitation will be Friday October 15, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m. at Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home, West Salem, IL.

      Interment in Bridgeport City Cemetery, Bridgeport, IL following visitation service.

      Clergy: Gary Hall

      Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of West Salem, IL.

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    12 Condolences
    1. Danielle Adams / October 13, 2021 at 9:32 am

      We are so very sorry. You were such a great guy. Prayers for your sweet wife Tammy 😭

    2. Lugenea Simms / October 13, 2021 at 10:17 am

      We are so very sorry

      Kenny was a wonderful man

      Sure gonna be missed
      Hugs and prayers to you all

    3. robert deaton / October 13, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Kenny and I grew up together. Some of my best memories are of he and I fishing and hunting together. He was the kind of person you knew you could count on when you needed him. My deepest condolences go out to his all his family. Rest in peace buddy.

    4. Anna Heldenbrand / October 13, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      I don’t remember a time he wasn’t there in our younger years .Seemed like he is just one of us.he was the big purple dinosaur 🦕 the best one I think ever .the Santa 🎅 with his rough hohoho..he was the dough boy lol .he was a big brouther so much more then just a friend .he’s in one of the biggest first memories I have with my husband .He was our brouther.My heart is saddened he will always be missed until we meat again .fly high .

    5. Joanne Martinie / October 13, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      So very sorry for your loss Susie. Our prayers are with the family❤️

    6. Lori Downs / October 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      So terribly sorry to hear this. Tammy & Kenny were a big part of 2 of my kids lives & they have been a friend of my family for many years. Kenny even rescued me once when I ran out of gas & loved to teach my daughter embarrassing things to do to her mema & I. Always fond & funny lighthearted memories will I hold of him. My prayers love go out to Tammy & Sue & the rest of his family

    7. Melody Sowder / October 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      So sorry to hear about your loss. I am so sorry that I can’t be there during this difficult time. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼
      Love always Melody Ann

    8. Von Neumiller / October 14, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      My thoughts are with all of those that knew and loved Kenny. He was defiantly one of a kind in the best of ways. Kenny was there to support a friend without hesitation. I had many many good conversations over the years with him about a variety of subjects from raising kids, grandkids, farming, company policy, all the things. I will remember his laugh and how he would raise one of his eyebrows if he didn’t agree or was trying to find logic in what he was being told. I enjoyed his humor and sometimes even his lack of humor. I will miss you my friend. Prayers and Hugs

    9. Shelly Boster / October 14, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    10. Carla Lott / October 15, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      I remember the summer he lived here in Coal Valley with all the Lott kids. He always tried to be most helpful. I treasure the memories of those days. Rest well, Kenny.

    11. Kathy Stallings / October 16, 2021 at 9:34 pm

      I was so sad to see this. I used to work with Kenny at Champ….had not seen him in a long time, and then ran into him at Fairfield Wal Mart not too long ago. So glad I got to see him again…Sending lots of prayers to his family….

    12. Julia Noland / October 17, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      So sad to hear about Kenny. I remember him as being kind and helpful and fun to work with. One of the good ones. My heart goes out to you and the family.

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