John "Big Johnny" V. Dougherty, Sr.

SPRINGFIELD, IL - John "Big Johnny" V. Dougherty, Sr., 56, died at 6:33 a.m., 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, Iowa; four brothers, William "Billy" F. (Cathy) Dougherty, Jr., of Williamsville, Gary (Melissa) Dougherty, Robert "Rob" Dougherty and Cliff Dougherty, all of Springfield; and 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 business, Dougherty Concrete and Crown Roofing.

Visitation: 12-5 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with the costs of funeral expenses.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 3, 2014