Bucky Daugherty

December 30, 1951 ~ August 18, 2022

     Richard Lynn “Bucky” Daugherty, age 70, of Bonne Terre, passed away August 18, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Bucky was born on December 30, 1951, in Bonne Terre to the late Homer Richard and Dorothy (Rosener) Daugherty, Jr.  

     Bucky was a member of the IBEW Local 4 Union. He was an avid St. Louis sports fan and enjoyed golfing and fishing in his spare time.

     In addition to his parents, Bucky was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Daugherty and sister-in-law Donna (Stanton) Daugherty.

     Bucky is survived by his loving wife Gerry (Mantei) Daugherty of 47 years; son, Rick Daugherty and wife Robin; step-son, Chad Rice and wife Lisa; three grandchildren, Richard J., Nicholas and Rachel Daugherty; two step-grandsons, Corbin and Garrett Rice; two sisters, Beverly Isgrig and husband Charles, Cathy DiBello and husband Patrick along with other family and friends that knew and loved him.

     Visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Visitation will resume at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. until  service time of 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bonne Terre.


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gerry and the family. Bucky was a great person. We had the pleasure of working with him, and also renting from him. Rest in Peace Bucky.
    Gerry you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Bucky was a good dude, taught me a lot about fishing back in the day. My sincere condolences to Gerry and the rest of the family.

  3. I only knew Bucky for less than a year, and never met him in person, but always enjoyed our phone conversations. He always wanted to help out the broadcasts and make them better. He will be missed by many.  

  4. Bucky was a good guy I’ve done some Towing for him several times in our conversations always ended up with talking about baseball he was a good friend he will definitely be missed May he rest in peace my deepest condolences to the family

  5. Bucky it was an honor working with you at ERDCC. You would make my heart jump when you would say there was a bat on the field but when you needed to keep calm on the radio you did just that. You were always willing to talk sports with me even if I was a Braves and Cowboys fan. To your family I send my thoughts and prayers. Know that his family at ERDCC will speak of him often and will cherish each memory we have. 

  6. Bucky was such a kind, funny, gentleman. I always loved seeing him at the ballpark or hockey rink. He will be dearly missed. 

  7. Deepest sympathies may you rest in peace.
    Your first born son, Scott J Brewer
    and his Mother, Theresa E Brewer

  8. Bucky was so friendly and always had a smile on his face. He impressed me by all the work he did on and off the job. You could tell he liked to be busy and he did what he loved right up to the end. I’ll miss seeing him at the ballpark. May God bless his family and friends and comfort you all through this. 

  9. Bucky has fans all over the world of baseball. Every time the Reds came into town we would always look forward to seeing Bucky. He was so thoughtful. He would lay out a huge BBQ spread for the entire tv crew and it was so delicious. Always smiling. We all loved that guy. Buck, rest in peace.

  10. So many of my days at worked started with seeing Bucky with a kind word and a big smile for everyone he passed at the ballpark. He’ll be very much missed. 

  11. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all those touched by Bucky's life. He was always upbeat and positive, and he always had a smile to brighten everyone's day. He will be missed and never forgotten.

  12.  Im sorry for the family’s loss, I truly enjoyed the many conversations you I shared over the years standing in the gym or sitting outside on the picnic table. You lived an interesting life and you were one heck of a guy… You will be missed RIP My friend… 

  13. I’m so sorry to hear this. Bucky was a great ball player when we were young and a good friend. Prayers for all who loved him.

  14. I met Bucky for the first time in May,  after one day of working with him, I felt like he was my oldest friend at the ball park.  He may not have always been able to help, but he was there trying with 110% effort, and a smile.  He will be missed.  Peace and condolences to all his family and friends.

  15. I first met Bucky while working in St. Louis for baseball. He was kind, helpful and worked harder than most. We always made sure he was on our show. He always made sure to stop and talk to everyone and share a story of the day.
    To his family: know that he spread love and joy. Deep sorrow for your loss.

  16. I wish you knew how many people love and miss you. I would have flown in for your funeral but I am on my way to my sister's celebration of life. You were the best. You never complained and was always there to help your fellow coworker and I am sure you were the same in life. Whenever I was assigned to ST. Louis for a game I would reach out to you in advance to pick up doughnuts since Dunkin wasn't in town. As I write this I see you picking up gear from the mobile unit and taking it into the stadium. You made my world much better and I am sure other's as well. May your memory be a blessing to us all. Love you like a brother and catch up with you when we meet again. Rest my friend your mission here on earth has been completed.

  17. My condolences to the family… I've known Bucky for biggest part of my life as my dad jim Hickman spoke of what a love Bucky had fir baseball. I first knew him & his wife Gerry when I had married & now I'm not but we bowled on a mixed league at Bonne Terre bowling ally. BUCKY WAS AN AVID SPORTSMANBUT HIS LOVE FOR BASEBALL ALWAYS WAS HIS GAMR… Rip Bucky…🥎🥎🥎🥎🥎.

  18. I met Bucky at the old Bonne Terre bowling alley years ago. Always enjoyed being around him and Ricky. Worked with his sister, Cathy at the Bonne Terre Pool. Sending my deepest sympathy to his entire family. Rest in peace.

  19. My sympathies to family and friends. I worked with Bucky on many sports shoots. I always enjoyed our working together. I last spoke to Bucky at a SLU basketball game. I will miss him. 

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