Joseph E. Daugherty, 65, of Atlanta, passed away at 2:31 a.m. Thursday (March 15, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Funeral services for Joe will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Maurice Stribling will officiate.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Joseph Eugene Daugherty was born June 22, 1952, in Lincoln, the son of Rethel and Elizabeth Gordon Daugherty. He married Helen M. Summers on July 3, 1971, at Atlanta Christian Church. She survives.
He is also survived by their children, Kassi (Brandon) Compton, Atlanta, and Martin (Charity) Daugherty, Lincoln; five grandchildren, Austin, Erin, Cayden, Wyatt, and Khloe; his mother, Elizabeth; one brother, Tom (Pat) Daugherty, Atlanta; and one sister, Rosemary Bishop, Atlanta.
Joe was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Alice Atchison.
Joe was a graduate of Atlanta High School and attended Lincoln College in Lincoln. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Hoblit Seed Company, was a supervisor for Union Camp, delivered mail for USPS, ran his own business, and most recently was senior insurance compliance adviser for Nau Company Insurance (a QBE Insurance Company).
Joe was a longtime member of the Atlanta Rescue Squad and served as chief for many years. He belonged to Atlanta Christian Church, where he had served deacon. He was also a member of Atlanta American Legion Post 341.
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.