Harwood Daughtry, 95, of Troy, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 23 at Troy Regional Hospital. Born on September 15, 1921, he was the son of the late Mollie Clark and James Alexander Daughtry.
In 1994 Harwood was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years and the love of his life, Pallye Davis Daughtry. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his daughter Mollye and partner Marie Carrera of Atlanta, GA, as well as nineteen nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sisters Lillian Green, Willie Belle Senn, Susan Bell, and brothers Fred and Ewell Daughtry.
Harwood was a WWII veteran serving in the Army ground infantry in the Solomon Islands. When he enlisted he was such a young man that he needed his parent’s permission to join. He wanted to serve his country and was proud to be part of the “Greatest Generation”. For much of his early career Harwood worked for Henderson, Black and Green as a carpenter and builder. He initiated, designed and set up equipment for the sash & door and stair case & newel parts departments, and the column shop. In his spare time he was a boat builder, cabinet maker, and home designer. He then worked for Burton Green building homes throughout the Pike County countryside. Later, he owned and operated Daughtry Construction Company until his retirement. Harwood had many hobbies. He loved to garden and was an avid tomato grower. He was a consummate fisherman throughout his life. He loved music and for many years was host to the Wednesday night Outback 2 pickin’ and grinnin’ group of local musicians. Harwood played the guitar and dobro and continued to do so after moving to Noble Manor. He loved college football and was a loyal Alabama fan.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Noble Manor for the compassionate care and love they gave Harwood during his residency there
The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 am from the Green Hills Funeral Home, 1621 US 29, Troy, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Interment, Green Hills Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Pike County, 100 Dogwood Springs Road, Troy, AL 36081, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the donor's favorite charity.
The staff of Green Hills is Honored to serve the Daughtry family.