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Bob was born in Abernathy on May 17, 1927 to Jessie Martin and W. D. Daugherty. He was an Aledo resident for over sixty years. Bob spent his childhood in Weatherford. His father left his family when Bob was five years old. He quit school when he was in the fifth grade due to dire financial circumstances. As a child he went from house to house seeking work and sometimes made money singing in traveling shows that came through town.
At age 17, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. While in the Navy, Bob earned his GED. When he left the Navy, he continued his education at Weatherford Junior College, and later earned his Bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan College.
While at Weatherford College he met and married Guylene Lasater Daugherty. They raised two children in Aledo, Robert Guy and Martha Dawn. In spite of the fact that he did not have a father as a role model, Bob was a devoted husband, father and mentor to his children. His life role models were his father-in-law, Guy Lasater and his brother, Dub Daugherty.
Bob began his career working as an industrial electronics salesman. Later he was employed by SWIECO Inc. in Fort Worth and eventually became the owner of the company. Bob sold his business and retired to enjoy life on the farm with his wife, Guylene in Aledo, while establishing another business installing driveways. Bob enjoyed raising cattle, building barns and bridges, restoring antique cars and was an avid reader of historical nonfiction.
Bob was the first Mayor of Aledo and served for five years. He lived his life with joy and loved Aledo, its residents and his many, many friends. We, his family, have been blessed to have him in our lives to love, to laugh and to celebrate God's gift of life and all it's abundance.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Martin Daugherty; father-in-law, Guy Lasater; mother-in-law, Lena Lasater; brother-in-law, James Lasater; brother, Dub Daugherty; and sister, Minna Lee Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Guylene Daugherty of Aledo; son, Robert Guy Daugherty and wife, Laurie of Millsap and grandson, William Daugherty; daughter, Martha Hansen and husband, Steve, of Aledo; sister-in-law, Martha Walker; brother-in-law, Jearl Walker of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Mayola Lasater of Aledo; sister-in-law, Jenny Daugherty of Granbury; sister, Wilma Fleming of Collinsville.