Col. Jay Aaron Daugherty, 95, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on the morning of July 13, 2014.
Jay was born in North Little Rock, Ark. As a child, Jay moved all around the country as the son of a railroad worker. He continued his travels when he enlisted in the Army Air Corp on Sept. 2, 1941. After three years of distinguished service as an enlisted man and upon graduation from Yale University in June 1944, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. He is one of the honorable few who served his country in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He completed his distinguished 28-year career in the Air Force in 1969 as the squadron commander at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Upon retirement, he and his wife settled in Fairfield and then moved to Vacaville in 1993. He was a very active member of the Fairfield Baptist Church and a longtime volunteer at David Grant Medical Center.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Annelora Daugherty; three children and many grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday July 20, 2014, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St. Fairfield, Calif., 94533. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21, also at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home.
Committal will be at 2 p.m. at Fairmont Memorial Park, 1901 Union Ave., Fairfield, Calif. 94533.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com.