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Francis Daugherty served in the Navy, enjoyed golfing

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 6:18 p.m. CST; updated 7:43 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in his home in Ocala, Fla. He was 91.

He was born April 7, 1922, to Fountain and Virginia Daugherty. He was the youngest of four boys.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a machinist mate. He later married Anna Frances Pitney. They were married for 46 years before she died. Mr. Daugherty married Jo Ann Hatton in 1990.

After his time in the Navy, Mr. Daugherty became a home builder and developer in Columbia until his retirement. He had a private pilot's license and often flew to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he would spend hours on his boat water skiing with friends and family.

Mr. Daugherty was one of the founders of the Country Club of Missouri and liked to golf during his free time. Throughout retirement, he spent his winters in Arizona which allowed him to golf year-round.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his son, Jack Daugherty, and his wife, Cindy, of Columbia; two grandchildren, Scott and Erin Daugherty; and three great-grandchildren, Braden, Drake and Anna.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. The internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


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