Richard A. ‘Dick’ Daigh

Funeral services for Richard A. ‘Dick’ Daigh, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Baldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Daigh died Sat., Apr. 4, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Iola, Kan., the son of Floyd E. and Pearl M. Beach Daigh. He graduated from Russell High School, and later served in the United States Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Kansas University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Dick worked at DuPont from 1958 to 1960, and then joined Hercules, Inc. at their Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory in Cumberland, Maryland from 1960 to 1966. He then transferred to their Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, and retired in 1992 as a mechanical engineer after 32 years of service, riding nearly every day from Lawrence to DeSoto on his motorcycle. Dick was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Elks, both of Lawrence. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and engineered their sound system. Recently he was a member of Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed Ham radio, RC flying, spending time in Colorado, and volunteering for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

He married Marjorie Anna Dowers on Apr. 30, 1950, in Lawrence. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2004, as did his parents, a brother, Bob, and a daughter, Diane, in 1958. Survivors include two sons, Eric Daigh, Phoenix, and Matt Daigh and wife Bonnie, Eudora; two granddaughters, Kelly and Kristi Daigh, Eudora; a brother in law, Neil Harris, Lawrence; a niece, Toni Barbaro, Bullhead City, Ariz.; and his special caregivers, Dr. Eric Huerter and Bailey Stuart.

Friends may call from 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 to 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions are suggested to Free Methodist Church or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Melinda Starkey Maturo...

Matt, Eric, and families,
I am so sorry for your loss. Having just lost Dad last August, I understand your pain. I have such fond memories of times with your family: visiting at each others’ houses, picnics at Lone Star with the Harrises, laughing and playing and being silly. The Daighs will always hold a special place in my heart. God’s peace to all of you. May good memories comfort you.

From Jodi DeHoff...

I am so sorry for your loss.

From Ken and Cheryl Mooney...

Dear Matt – You are usually the one comforting us and others. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

In friendship,
Ken and Cheryl Mooney

From Debra Shirar and Jerry Longfellow...

Matt and Family, Long relationship and you have been a support for both of us when we lost our parents. God give you and your family the strength and comfort you have shown and given so many over the years. God bless and grant you peace.

From Diane & Kenny Massey...

Matt, Bonnie, Kelly, Kristi, So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

From Sheri Cox-Flory...

Matt and family- Our sincere condolences in the loss of your father. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May you hold dear to your heart the wonderful memories that you shared.

Paul & Sheri Flory
Jodi Cox & family
Marilyn Cox-Whitenton
Lorene Cox

From Brent Cagle...

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know the Daigh family over the past several years, and Dick’s passing weighs heavy on my heart. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family, and take comfort in knowing that Dick is up there tinkering with his computers and planes, doing the things he loved.

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