[caption id="attachment_80249" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/02\/Pres.-Poca..jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-80249" \/> Richard \u201cWhitey\u201d Daugherty 1924-1982[\/caption]\r\n\r\nCelebrating Black History Month. Richard Thomas Daugherty was born in Clover Lick, W.Va. on May 16, 1924 to Isaac and Rosa Reed Daugherty. He married Annie J. Jones on July 3, 1948.\r\n\r\nMr. Daugherty was a veteran of World War II and was employed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources in Pocahontas County. He was known in the community as \u201cWhitey\u201d and was often referred to as \u201cthe best musician in the county,\u201d entertaining at church services, reunions, events and on the radio until shortly before his death at the young age of 58.\r\n\r\nRichard Thomas Daugherty died Sunday, July 11, 1982, from a heart attack and was buried at the Brownsburg Cemetery near Marlinton. He was survived by his wife, Annie; daughters, Myrtle Tyson and Phyllis Daugherty; sons, Phillip, Joseph, Thomas R., and Robert W; and a brother, William. His son, P.F.C. James O. Daugherty died on April 4, 1969 of wounds received in Vietnam. (ID: PHP003319)\r\n\r\nAccess the \u201cPreserving Pocahontas\u201d Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org\r\n\r\nIf you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B.J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Prints of photographs are available.