Moultrie Observer


January 28, 2013

Jack Leonard Daughtry

MOULTRIE — Jack Leonard Daughtry, 83, of Moultrie, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Kingwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Pierce officiating.  Interment, with military honors, will follow in Westview Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Chris Daughtry, Matt Daughtry, Jacob Horsley, Kayla Daughtry, Billy Thompson and Gerald Bledsoe. Members of Moultrie Masonic Lodge # 381 will serve as honorary casketbearers.

Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Moultrie, he was the son of the late Wiley W. Daughtry and Nealie Worrell Daughtry. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, and was formerly associated with the Hawthorne School of Aeronautics and Swift and Company. He retired as assistant manager with Gold Kist.  He was a member and former Deacon of Kingwood Baptist Church, was a member of the V.F.W. and Moultrie Masonic Lodge #381. An avid sports enthusiast, he loved to fish, golf, and was a member of the Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame, his family remarked of him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Daughtry and one sister, Inez Daughtry.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Virginia Folsom Daughtry of Moultrie; one son, Jack L. Daughtry Jr. and wife Donna of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Donna Daughtry Horsley of Tifton; four grandchildren, Chris L. Daughtry and wife Jamie of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Matt L. Daughtry and wife Kathleen of Houston, Texas, Kayla L. Daughtry of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Jacob B. Horsley and wife Casy of Ashburn, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Katie Horsley and Jackson Daughtry; one brother, Lark Daughtry and wife Marie of Tallahassee; two sisters, Ernestine Baker of Moultrie and Margaret Truluck of Hawthorne, Fla.; and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today, Jan. 29, at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please leave condolences to the family at

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