Richard “Dick” Thomas Daugird



Richard “Dick” Thomas Daugird, 74, of Friendswood, TX passed away at his home in Galveston on August 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.  Dick was born to Tom and Dolly Daugird on October 21, 1946 in Chicago, IL.  He has been a longtime resident of Friendswood where he has served as an Insurance Agent with State Farm for over 53 years. Dick enjoyed the business, cared for the people, and loved working for “The Farm.”  Not only did Dick’s size make him a man among men; his heart made him unforgettable.  His unquestionable character showed in all aspects of his life. His slogan for the office was, “Insurance is not a business, it’s a community service.”

Dick’s community service shone brightly as he and his wife of 54 years, Horacene, founded The Lighthouse Charity Team.

Dick always had a welcome smile, a firm handshake, and an ear to listen to others.  He never met a stranger, just someone who was not a friend yet.

Mr. Daugird is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Dolly Daugird.  Dick is survived by his loving wife Horacene Daugird; daughter Darla Winters and her husband Todd; sons Richard Daugird and Robert Daugird and his wife Tracy; sister Diane Daugird; three grandchildren Matthew Daugird, Wade Winters and Walker Winters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fair winds and following seas to our own “Lighthouse Keeper,” Dick Daugird.

There will be a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home 2422 E Broadway St Pearland, TX 77581 on Thursday August 19, 2021.  A funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 20, 2021 at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood with burial to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.  Pallbearers serving will be Robert Gaspard, Rickie Reyes, Larry Holdorff, Jeff Gibson, Michael Buoy and Wayne Gary.

In lieu of flowers, please donate memorials to the Lighthouse Charity Team in Dick’s honor.


  1. Deepest Condolences for a very special family.

    Angelique Whittle
  2. Prayers being said for all the family, Dick was a great guy.

    Linda Jones
  3. He was a lifelong friend, and a true legend.I will miss , and never forget him.

    Skip Coffman
    • What a shock to learn of Dick’s death. He has been our family’s insurance agent for over 20 years. He has been kind, a gentleman with my special needs son and I. Helpful and patient with our many questions and needs. He will be missed. Sorry for the family’s loss and all his clients loss also.

      Sylvia Todd-Hammersley
  4. I will never forget those beautiful blue eyes and how you made me and then Kevin feel so welcomed on the Team. Godspeed Dick. You are loved and will be deeply missed by so many. Dara Winn Rychcik

    Dara Rychcik
  5. Such a wonderful man Dick touched so many lives he will be truly missed .My prayers are with Horacene and family .

    Kakai Walker
  6. To the beloved family I am so sorry for your loss. Dick will be greatly missed. To you DICK as you begin your new life in Heaven we are so blessed to have you up there watching over us. We
    miss you already .We love you..
    Nancy Horton

    Nancy Horton
  7. Dick was an inspiration to many through his efforts with the Lighthouse team. They affected so many lives, especially in times if need. While his business success was noteworthy his charity work was exemplary. The Lighthouse is now shining down on us all.

    Michael McAfee
  8. Prayers for your loss. I know he will be sorely missed.

    David and Susan Burden
  9. We met Dick and Horacene several years ago through our mutual love of RVing and became close friends connecting in many different locations through the years and communicating often. We will miss those wonderful phone calls from him that we always enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. May your many fond memories of good times together comfort you.

    Ken & Ellie Hamill
  10. My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Daugird, and to his State Farm family. A truly giving human being, who will be missed.

    James Rose
  11. So sorry to hear about Dick. Praying for the family.
    Ecclesiastes 12:7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

    David Lester Peel and Lillias Peel
  12. My heartfelt thoughts, prayer and condolences go out to the entire Daugird family. God bless!!!

    Jimmy Fullen

    Jimmy Fullen
  13. Dick truly touched people’s lives like no other person I’ve ever met! He was such an inspiration to so many people how to live their lives & truly lived out the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” . We will miss you my friend . Until we meet again in Heaven!

    Johnny White
  14. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Horacene and the entire Daugird family. Dick will be missed by all and his Legacy of Lighthouse Charity Team will Live On!

    Denise Stevenson
  15. We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dick was such a sweet, kind man. Horacene, we are praying for you and sending you hugs.
    Wendy (daughter) and Betty (mom) from Tiki Chapel

    Wendy Frazier and Betty Frazier
  16. Dick was always warm, welcoming and giving as is the whole family. He will be greatly missed. Prayers of strength and comfort for the Daugird family and his many friends. Much love!

    Kristy & Larry Medina
  17. My condolences and prayers to the family. An Angel received his wings.

    Susan J Bowen
  18. My condolences to the family and the ” Lighthouse Charity Team”….

    Maurice Jackaon
  19. My sincerest thoughts and prayers to Horacene and the entire Daugird family. Dick’s Legacy of ‘People Helping People’ will Live On through Lighthouse Charity Team.

    Denise Stevenson
  20. What a gentle giant Dick was!!
    In the 20 years we got to share with him – I never met a more giving,caring individual
    Always so kind and gentle
    A guy I try to Mimick and be like !
    Love you Horacene and Family and will always be here for you !!!
    Darrell & Pam

    Darrell & Pam Apffel
  21. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Horacene and the Daugird family. Dick was larger than life, friendly to everyone he came in contact with. We met him four years ago and he and Horacene made an instant impact on our lives. We will never forget his presence and the joy for life that he had. You will be missed!

    Julie and Grant/ Arizona neighbors

    Julie and Grant
  22. My prayers are for Horacene and the extended Daugird family. Jack and I met Dick and Horacene while living in Galveston and working with Libbie’s Place. They, and their Lighthouse Team, have brought so much love and caring to so many people… what a perfect example you set for the rest of us.

    Karen Hayes
  23. A man who will be missed by many. His heart was larger than life and never met a stranger. Many prayers go out to Horacene and the family, may God hold you in his loving arms and comfort you in the days ahead.

    Ken and Rhonda Engle
  24. This was the greatest man I ever met, he was truly a gentle giant of a man that had a heart as big as he was ! He thought me a lot in the brief time I got to be around him and his family which was everything to Mr.Daugird was family and friends and doing for others, and it saddens me that I never got to say thank you, what a loss, I’ll pray for Mrs.Daugird and family and hope you find strength during this very difficult time, RIP Mr Dick Daugird they sure don’t make them like you sir anymore !!!

    Brooks Tullos
  25. What a Wonderful man! We will miss your great smile and charm. It was truly a pleasure knowing you and being friends. Much Love and Prayers to all of your families, from all of our families and mountain friends.

    Barb & Jack Graham
  26. Words can’t express how we fell at the loss of Dick. He was a gentle giant and a very caring man. Our condolances to Horacene and the Daugird family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Milton and Christine Rose/AZ neighbors

    Christine Rose
  27. Sorry to hear this Dick had a heart as big as Texas.

    Billy Ledsinger
  28. My sincere condolences to Horacene and the Daugird family. Dick was always very welcoming and friendly to all. I am praying for comfort that only the Lord can provide to his family.

    Linda Nickel
  29. Dick always made you feel like family. A true pillar of the community.

    I was blessed to work along side him many time at events helping others.

    My condolences to Horacene and the rest of the family.
    prayers for God’s grace during these difficult times.
    Just know he was loved by many for we he was, and all of the good things he did

    Fred Demmon
  30. In the Beauty of Memories Dick left behind,
    In the many Lives Dick touched and Changed,
    Those we Love live on….Always.
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Horacene and Family

    Gary and Elsie Arfons
  31. Dick Daugird – my friend!

    Ruth Shannon
  32. My sincere condolences to Horacene and Daugird family.
    Dick modeled kindness in all he did. We are Blessed to have known him.

    Mylinda & Chris Barrera
  33. We feel blessed that we became good friends with Dick and Hotacene at Gulfwaters. He will be missed.

    Jim and Carmen Copeland
  34. Dear Horacene, I am so sorry to hear of Dick passing. I so enjoyed stopping at your site and visiting with you at Gulf Waters. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers of comfort for you and your family.

    Francy & Dale Miller
  35. The angels have gained a very special man, and we have lost a man that touched many with his gifts of kindness, caring and love. Horacene a special pray for you and your family that in the days ahead you can find peace and comfort.

    Arvin and Sheryl Holland
  36. He is now and forever resting in the arms of our Almighty God. Dick is no longer suffering for which we are grateful but he will be deeply missed by all that had the good fortune to know him. We love you Dick and will keep your beloved Horacene and your children in our prayers. Until we meet again in Heaven!
    David and Susan Gillioz

    David and Susan Gillioz
  37. Our heartfelt condolences and deep prayers are with the Daugird family. We loved Dick and Horacene from our first meeting. He was such a joy to be around. We will miss his smiles.

    AZ neighbors
    Mike and Debbie Wise

    Mike and Debbie Wise
  38. Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Horacene and all the Daugird family. Dick was most definitely an amazing people person, he made all feel welcome. So proud to have known him and witness all his work and contributions to his beloved Lighthouse Charity Team. You will be missed. God Bless the Daugird family and know you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sara, Charley Roe and Caelan Roe Neece

    Sara Roe
  39. Dick was a natural born leader
    He made everybody he touched a better person

    Love to the Daugird family

    Mark and Mary Davis

    Mark Davis
  40. My most heartfelt sympathy to Horacene and the Daugird family. This is truly a loss than cannot be measured and will be felt by every life he changed. God bless you as he receives you into his loving arms. You will be dearly missed.

    Linn Fallon
  41. I met Dick at an 80’s baseball opening fundraiser and asked if he needed help? Within a week I was helping cook with the team and did so for many years. Dick was a tireless working man always with a smile, a hand shake and a can do willing attitude to help anyone. Gods speed Dick as you rest in peace and watch over what you have built and done in life. Till we meet again my friend!

    Robert Marley
  42. Sending prayers to the Daugird family. Dick’s kind heart & servant spirit was an inspiration to all. He loved life & others ! You will be missed, my friend !

    Jacquie Tugwell
  43. Our heartfelt sympathy to Horacene and family. We will miss him greatly, but heaven has a new spokesperson. We are sure he has already made an impact! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    Randy and Sue Rhodes
  44. All though I didn’t know Dick personally his reputation proceeds him, a pillar of the community and a helping hand to everyone. We need more men like Dick in our community they a rare breed. My condolences to his wife and children as well as his family. RIP you will be missed-

    Chris Miller
  45. I first met Dick and Horacene when I was still an Agent in Frisco and the announcement of me becoming the Houston Pearland Sales Leader had been released. They were in DFW repairing their RV and stopped by my office to introduce themselves, extend a future welcome to the area and just have a friendly conversation for an hour or two. I remember thinking to myself “if all the Houston Pearland Agents and spouses are warm, kind people that do so much for their team and community like the Daugird’s my wife and I will have found our true home!” It was an immediate friendship that started between us and one of my favorite parts of the week was having an office visit scheduled with him and his team. There isn’t just one word that can really surmise what kind of individual Dick was but if there was the one that often comes to mind is Inspiring. I was truly Inspired by Dick. I was inspired by his leadership. I was inspired by his positive attitude with all things. I was inspired by his friendship for not only myself but the thousands of peers, neighbors, and loved ones that was fortunate enough to call him a friend. I was inspired, and certainly in awe, of his relentless work ethic. 50+ years in any industry is an incredible accomplishment in itself but I don’t think Dick would really consider himself a founder of the Lighthouse Charity or a successful State Farm agent. To him, I don’t think those were jobs or careers that most considered work. I believe he just really loved people and the relationships he formed over those 50+ years and was the definition of a kind of person that wants others, before himself, to be successful, safe and happy. Because of him each day I am motivated to be better, be selfless, give back more, love deeper, forgive and let things roll off your back, and strive to be an inspiration to someone else as much as he was to me.

    Stephen Gandy
  46. Dick was a wonderful man with a huge heart for his community, friends and family. He seemed to be the kind that never met a stranger. Some of my most enjoyable memories in Friendswood was my wife, Susan, and I spending them with Dick, Scott and the rest of the Lighthouse Cooking Team. Many a late night laughing and working hard. Dick always carried a huge smile! He will be missed by many, but he will never be forgotten. He definitely left a footprint in this world. Scott I know you’re reading each of these and I remember your speech at your wedding. Summarized: a man’s true wealth is not measured by his possessions, but by the loved ones that surround him. His friends and family. You said that you were the wealthiest man on earth that day. I’ve never forgotten that and I believe in my heart of hearts there’s so much truth to that and Dick Daugird was one of the wealthiest men I’ve known. Hope Susan met him at the gates and gave him a huge hug! Prayers for everyone! I feel your pain, but on the other side of that pain is sweet memories of joy!

    Scott Young
  47. Thanks Dick for allowing me to be apart of your great life. I wish to thank all of the family and friends for all that y’all have done and continue to do your kindness and love of giving from the heart I’m truly blessed💋🙏 We shall miss you my sweet friend Love Deborah and Chris Sellars

    Christopher Sellars
  48. Our prayers & thoughts are with the family. My dad Dan Drott & Dick we’re good friends. I remember many a day fishing with them as a kid. I know they are both in paradise with a rod in the water. Rest In Peace.

    greg Drott
  49. I was blessed by Mr. Daugird as he welcomed this Louisiana Native to Texas over 30 years ago. I continue to visit the Lighthouse on a monthly basis and enjoy the warm legacy that Dick started.

    Tony Boudreaux
  50. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Daugird family. Dick was always so nice and caring, he will be missed.

    Kelly-Ted Guth
  51. Darla & Family:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Cindy Carter and Gene Frankart

    Cynthia S Carter
  52. What wonderful memories of the beginning of “The Lighthouse Cooking Team”. At the review meeting after the “MDA” telethon fund raiser we were discussing how to make the next year better. And Dick said “How about if we serve a “little bbq”……Well as they say and now the rest of the story. The Lighthouse Charity Team is a ” God Wink” moment of a truly selfless and caring man. Sweet Lighthouse keeper, we will all miss you……but your profound legacy lives on. May all God’s comfort, strength and love surround Horacene, Darla, Richard,Robert and all his love ones.
    How carry on Scott….you were indeed mentored by the best.

    Kitten Brizendine

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