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Wednesday May 11th, 2016
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Thursday May 12th, 2016

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Thursday May 12th, 2016
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Gordon Vance Daugherty

Gordon Vance Daugherty, 86 years young, of Newburgh, Indiana entered into eternal rest on May 8th, 2016 at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on February 1st, 1930 to John M. and Mabel (Wininger) Daugherty.

Vance married Betty June Harris on July 12th, 1952 and she preceded him in death on July 2nd, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and (1) Brother – Marvin Daugherty.

He remarried on September 6th, 2001 to Patty Lane and she survives.

Vance graduated from French Lick High School with the Class of 1948. After high school, he attended Franklin College until he was called to serve his country with the United States Air Force in January of 1950. While at Franklin, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta and was also on the basketball team.

While in the United States Air Force, Vance completed pilot training and flew fighter jets during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He attained the top pilot rating of Command Pilot and was awarded several medals for his performance that included the Bronze Star Medal. Vance served in several different countries and worked four years in the Pentagon. Vance retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service at the rank of Lt Col.

He belonged to the Daedalian Pilots Association, Air Force Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Management Association. Vance was a former member of the Red Quarry Christian Church and was the Trustee of the Newburgh Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by:

Wife Patty Daugherty Newburgh, Indiana

(1) Son Gordon V. Daugherty (Tina) Biloxi, Mississippi

(2) Daughters Doreen Packard Fairview Heights, Illinois
Belinda S. Hallwachs (Terry) Knoxville, Tennessee

(1) Brother Keith Daugherty Terre Haute, Indiana

(3) Sisters Joanne Ward Martinsville, Indiana
Glenda Hall Roanoke, Virginia
Barbara Cornett French Lick, Indiana

(5) Grandchildren Christopher Packard, Courtney Witt, Austin Packard, Madison Hallwachs and
Benjamin Hallwachs
(1) Great-Grandchild Lilly Witt

(2) Step-Sons Bruce Stephenson (Cathy) Newburgh, Indiana
Phil Stephenson (Betty) York, Pennsylvania

(1) Step-Daughter Sarah Bryan (Tim) Evansville, Indiana

(4) Step-Grandchildren

(4) Step-Great-Grandchildren

Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Kathleen Sox on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery in Hillham, Indiana. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by Scott Air Force Base.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and again from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Just read about  the passing of Mr. Daugherty today!  Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Elvis and Pamela (Bayer) Nelson May 12 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy - my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rita Daugherty May 11 2016 12:00 AM


Jana and I send our love at your brothers passing. I remember meeting him one time someplace when he was with you and Norman. our prayers and thoughts to you at this time of need. We know that Christs love encompasses your family!

Keith and Jana

Keith and Jana Gray/Martinsville May 11 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to care for Mr. Daugherty and I am sorry I could not care for him more. I was booked a lot, but the time I did get to be there was good to be there to help in anything I could do to make things better for you. So sorry, praying for you all. Thank you, Sandy Markham Deaconess visiting nurses

Sandy Markham May 11 2016 12:00 AM

Glenda,  Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Vance.  May you and your whole family have God's comfort at this time.  School friend.

Ruth (Burton) Chastain May 10 2016 12:00 AM

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