George A. Daugherty

George A. Daugherty

December 12, 1931 - February 03, 2019

George A. Daugherty

December 12, 1931 - February 03, 2019


George a. Daugherty was born december 12, 1931 over a silent movie house in mannington, west virginia. He died peacefully at hubbard hospice house on february 3, 2019 surrounded by his family.

After graduation from west virginia university and the wvu college of law, george practiced law in west virginia for over 50 years representing clients from every walk of life.

He was a proud member of wv alpha phi kappa psi fraternity, serving as district archon from 1953-55. He was a member of mountain honorary. George was a lieutenant in the us army and served in korea as a jag officer. He was former president of the wv board of law examiners and director of the wv lawyers assistance program.

He was a friend of bill w and active in the recovery community for 39 years.

In addition to his work in law and recovery, george was an entertainer, toastmaster, songwriter, wit, and musician. George adopted the stage name “the earl of elkview” in 1970 and began appearing as a regular on the capitol city jamboree and mountain stage. As an actor, he performed in and produced many plays and musicals with the charleston light opera guild, kanawha players and the pipestem players. In 1980, he played his audio-visual musical tribute to america and west virginia at the west virginia cultural center to a standing room only audience and repeated this show all over america more than 3,000 times.

Upon the death of his dear friend a. James manchin, george became west virginia’s most constant friend and promoter urging audiences, politicians and anyone who would listen to see and experience the beauty of our state and its people. An unabashed patriot, george made it his mission to celebrate and honor war veterans of every era in speeches, performances and personal visits.

George was the son of the late albert c. And ruth reynolds daugherty of elkview, west virginia. In addition to legions of dear cousins, he is survived by his former wife, mary jarvis currence, and their children dick (nancy) of nitro; nancy r. Daugherty, of washington, dc; sallie (byron goodew), of south charleston; and thomas (christine), of charleston; beloved grandchildren kiera, devlin and aidan daugherty; and jamie and beth davis and their children, meredith and brady of mooresville, nc.

A celebration of george’s life will be held friday, february 8 with visiting hours from 5 p.M. Until 7 p.M. And a memorial service at 7:00 at barlow-bonsall funeral home, charleston.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the serenity club of dunbar, hubbard hospice house, or the george a. Daugherty scholarship fund to benefit wvu collegiate recovery would be greatly appreciated.

You may send condolences to the family at: www.Barlowbonsall.Com

barlow bonsall funeral home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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16 responses to George A. Daugherty

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  1. hqyttmpasz says:

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  2. Relationship: Cousin
    Location: Melbourne Florida

    May God Wrap His Loving Arms Of Peace And Comfort Around You. George Was Always There For The Stocks Family And We Will Remember The Love He Shared And Treasure The Memories That We Have If This Wonderful €Œone Of A Kind€ Man.

  3. Location: Miami Beach Florida

    Please Accept My Deepest Sympathy On George’S Death. George And My Late Father Were Good Friends For Many Years.

    I Will Always Remember And Appreciate That George Dedicated His St. Patrick’S Day Concert At Tamarack A Few Months After My Dad Died To My Dad’S Memory. My Mother And I Were Deeply Touched.

    May George Rest In Peace And May His Memory Be A Blessing.

  4. Relationship: Cousin (Son Of Raymond – “Uncle Doc”)
    Location: Cincinnati Ohio

    George Will Always Be Remembered As A Man Of Character. His Interest Were Only Outweighed By His Kindness. He Was A True Individual. Strong In Beliefs And Generous With Time. He Came From Great Stock And Learned Well. A Daugherty Through And Through.

    Rest In Peace , George.
    Cousin Mike

  5. Hope Gresham says:

    Relationship: Coworker/Friend
    Location: Charleston West Virginia

    I Am Very Sorry For Your Loss. Although I Just Met George When He Came To Work At The State Bar, I Truly Wished I Had Know Him Much Longer. He Was A Very Sweet, Patriotic, Kind Soul. He Helped So Many People And We Certainly Enjoyed His Entertainment. We Miss His Smile And Whistling. He Will Truly Be Missed By So Many.

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