Ray Bearfoot Daugherty the son of Jerry Boss and Jessie (Cunningham) Daugherty was born November 28, 1972 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and departed this life on September 10, 2018 in Stilwell, Oklahoma at the age of 45 years, 9 months and 13 days.
Bear was a soldier and dedicated his life to the Army. He served his country proudly and later returned home to Stilwell. He enjoyed racing and working on race cars and driving them if he got the chance. Watching NasCar was a favorite pastime along with OU Football and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved listening to music, and the louder the better was his opinion. Taking care of his animals was what he loved to do the most. He would spend all day outside, hot or cold, and make sure they had everything they needed. He especially loved his dogs, man’s best friend. He was a joke teller, and every joke he told was funny, at least to him. Bear loved his family; he loved his wife, his kids, his momma and his sisters. He was a very special man to many and touched many lives. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father Jerry Boss Daugherty.
He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife Kim Daugherty of the home; his children Sunny Skyhawk Daugherty of Stilwell, Jessica Winterstar Swafford and husband Kyle of Stilwell, Jerri Renae Daugherty of the home and Nancy Alaska Dawn Daugherty of the home; his mother Jessie Pettigrew and husband John of Stilwell; his sisters Winnie Starlight Smith and husband Tim of Stilwell and Winter Fawn Norman and husband Jason of McAlester; his granddaughter Paisley Swafford and one grandchild on the way.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Scott Latta officiating. Interment will follow at the Nancy Pritchett Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at hartfuneralhome.net.
Oh my, what a shock when I heard of Bearfoots passing. I remember moving to Fairland and Faye and Homer Hignite introducing Jessie to me. Then I met her wonderful family who welcomed us with open arms. Either Bear was at our house or my boys (Tommy and Chris) was at theirs. What wonderful memories. You will be greatly missed Bear. I pray for strength for you wife and children and your sweet momma through these hard times.
Sherrill VaughtGrove, OK
I am sorry you crossed over way to soon. I remember you as a small boy and young man, full of life, joy and hope for the future. God bless your soul, and God, please protect those left behind.
Dwight W. BirdwellBell, OK
Sorry for ur loss , My dear old friend u are with the angels now!
Kristi FourkillerStilwell, OK
So very sorry for your great loss! Praying much for your precious family! May the Lord comfort your hearts . We love you all.
Mike and Peggy StanleyHighland, AR
Praying for your family. Bear was a good friend in the racing family...he will be truly missed.
Sheila FalknerHuntsville, AR
Your crazy jokes and ways will be missed Peanut. You were one of a kind my friend. Kim, praying for comfort for you and the kids. You guys were his world.
Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Bear. He was one of a kind! He could always make me laugh even when I didn't want to. We could go along time without speaking and then one day see each other (usually at Walmart) and pick up like no time has went by. God speed my friend! You will be surely missed by so many..
Trish BatesSpringdale, AR
u will be greatly missed Bearfoot, I can remember the times we all would play ball out in the cow field in front of our house when we was kids, you and ray, and Robert Collins, joseph Watkins, and several others. RIP Bearfoot
Lucy "Farrell" Vann-OrmanColcord, OK
Ray was a brother to me. Serving our country Ray helped me in too many ways to mention. I loved every time we got to spend time together and our families hung out. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and hope you find comfort soon.
Tyler PrestonLogansport, IN
I know we were only married a short time , you will always hold a special place in my heart , I remember when you would sing along to Garth Brooks were ever we went driving around we was always listening to him especially Dixie chicken , fly high bear tell your dad and my mom I said hi :(
Crystal beaverChouteau, OK
Lot's of love and hugs to all of you!! We do love you Jessica and Jerri!!!!
James and April RietmanStilwell, OK