A memorial service for Prof. Don G. Daugherty, who died December 22, 2016 will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont Street, Lawrence.
He was born November 14, 1935 in Mendon, Illinois to Gerald and Allyene Shields Daugherty. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) McCray Daugherty, of the home; daughter, Lynn Kathleen Cachey and son-in-law, Phil Cachey, Orland Hills, IL; son, Scott Michael Daugherty, Wichita; Granddaughters, Michelle Lynn Cachey, DeKalb, IL and Elizabeth Ann Cachey, Normal, IL; sister, Janet Buck, Des Moines, IA; nephews, Alan and David Buck and several cousins.
He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin In 1957, MS in 1958 and Ph.D. in 1964.
He joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at KU in 1963. He loved teaching and challenging his students. His students honored him by nominating him for the HOPE award in 1980 and 1984. In addition to teaching he was Assistant Chairman of the department for many years and acting Chair three times. He retired in 2000.
He enjoyed music – from operas to country (he even had blue suede shoes in his youth). His beautiful tenor voice graced the Plymouth Church choir for 37 years and he served on many church boards and committees.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Plymouth Church or KU Endowment Assn. for Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Scholarships and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.