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Dale L. Daughtry

April 13, 1938 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 81)

Dale L. Daughtry, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:02 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 13, 1938 in Taylorville the son of Dale and Geraldine (Welge) Daughtry. He married Donna Kramer on November 4, 1956 in Millersville, IL.

Dale farmed for over 20 years.  During that time, he also opened his own sign shop where he worked as a sign writer and graphic artist.  He lettered and pinstriped signs and vehicles along with well-known funny cars, dragsters, pulling tractors and sprint cars. He took great pride in his work. In August 2004, Dale was inducted into the National Pinstriping Hall of Fame by Mack Brush Company. Upon retiring, he spent his time enjoying his family, especially his grandson and his dog, Scooter. He loved showing cars and was a member of several car clubs over the years including Frankie’s Cruisers.  He was a state rep to the National Street Machine/Van Division, lifetime member of the Case Collector Association, International Blade Association and was an NRA member. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Donna Daughtry of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Michelle (Todd) Chambers of Taylorville, IL; Grandson: Alex (Elysa) Chambers of Morrisonville, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the visitation will be a memorial service starting at 7:00 p.m with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516  

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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