Lonnie R. Dougherty, 79, of Collinsville, Ill., born May 30, 1937, in Douglas County, Mo., passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, at his residence.
Mr. Dougherty was a retired meat cutter from Swift Co., and was the owner of Drift Inn, Collinsville, Ill. He was a member of the Collinsville Eagles Lodge, a member of the National Bar Association and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F). He loved his race car "Plum Crazy Vega". He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Nascar fan. He loved his three dogs, Tony, Cypress and Grady; and Markie the Macaw.
The family would like to especially thank the caregivers of Breeze Hospice, Marianne, Deanna, Sierra, Koren, and Chaplain Kip Knavel for their loving care.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, nee Johnson, Dougherty, whom he married on Dec. 30, 1967, in Rockford, Ill. and died on Nov. 24, 2011; a son, Jason Dougherty; a daughter, Linda J. Dougherty; and his mother, Verlon Dougherty.
Surviving are his sons and daughters, Robert Dougherty of Collinsville, Ill., Randy (Karen) Dougherty of Edwardsville, Ill., Donna (Don) Sarver of Dixon, Ill., Ronna Dougherty of Rochelle, Ill., James (Deana) Dougherty of Karmak, Ill., John Dougherty of Collinsville, Ill. and Jolleene Dougherty of Collinsville, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Brenda Kampa of Brookline, Mo.; and a brother, Ronnie (Dixie) Crisp of Rochelle, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Collinsville Humane Society. Condolences maybe expressed to the family online at: www.hakassly.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill., with Chaplain Kip Knavel officiating. Inurnment will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
HERBERT A. KASSLY FUNERAL HOME, Ltd., Collinsville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 9, 2016