John “Big Johnny” V. Dougherty, Sr., 56, of Springfield, died at 6:33 am, Monday, March 31, 2014 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 13, 1957, in Springfield, to William “Bill” F. and Barbara J. Withers Dougherty, Sr.
John is survived by one son, John V. Dougherty Jr. of Springfield; one daughter, Tiffany Dougherty of Springfield; thirteen grandchildren, Maleckei, Matahya, John III, Kayne, Natalia, Vada, Jairus, Tiarra, Susie, Tyler, Shayne Dougherty, Joseph Franklin and Kirestyn Murray; mother, Barbara Dougherty of Springfield; six sisters, Barbara (James) Homer, Sherri (Ronald) Prichard, Kathy (James) Derosa, Yvonne Dougherty and Crystal Dougherty all of Springfield and Glenda (Marc) Alewelt of Alden, IA; four brothers William “Billy” F. (Cathy) Dougherty, Jr. of Williamsville, Gary (Melissa) Dougherty, Robert “Rob” Dougherty and Cliff Dougherty all of Springfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His father, William “Bill” F. Dougherty, Sr. preceded him in death on January 24, 2006.
John enjoyed fishing, cooking, beer and being outdoors. He worked for his family owned buisness Dougherty Concrete and Crown Roofing.
Visitation: 12 – 5 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 5 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the family to help with the costs of funeral expenses.