Guy Edward Daugherty, 94, WWII vet and lawyer who taught and mentored throughout his career

Guy Edward Daugherty (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)
Guy Edward Daugherty (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)

Guy Edward Daugherty, born in Norfolk, VA, May 12, 1921, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife Sherry, his son Guy E. “Boots” Daugherty Jr of Virginia Beach, and daughters Carol Moon of Virginia Beach, Loretta Doctor of San Diego, CA, Rita Filek of Nashville, TN, Claudia Bird of Midland, VA, and Eva Spicola of Dunedin, FL; plus ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

After attending Maury High School, Guy completed an apprenticeship at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and worked in the Design Loft. He was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in WWII where he earned a battlefield commission to the rank of LT. He continued his service to his country in the USAR. Upon completion of his Army tour, he received degrees from the College of William & Mary and Harvard Law School.

He practiced law in the city of Norfolk for 51 years, retiring in December 2007. During his practice, he served on the Harvard Law School Acceptance Committee, and on a committee comprised of lawyers and doctors determining the merit of medical malpractice lawsuits; plus he taught and mentored young lawyers throughout his career.

Guy’s avocational time was spent golfing, fishing, reading, and designing and building two homes. His children say he taught them how to live honest, healthy and self-respecting lives; that he was witty, down to earth, and young at heart; that he coached and mentored them; that he was understanding, forgiving, and always expressed his love for them. Guy made a difference in so many lives through his hard work and generosity.

Friends and family gathered at Guy’s home for a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association at, or to Hospice Care at Online condolences can be made to the family at

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