Mr. Doherty was born in Missouri to Jewell and Leona Doherty, Sr. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, the Lafayette Golf Club, and retired as Vice President of Republic Parking. He also was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Doherty; children and their spouses, Alan (Patricia) Doherty, Diane (Eddie) Irwin, Robert (Lynne) Doherty, and Linda (Jim) Blair; grandchildren, Jennifer Doherty, Stephanie Irwin, Julie Irwin, Brian Doherty, Chelsea Blair, Sydnie Irwin, and Lindsay Blair, and one sister, Betty Jean Wallace, of Senath, Mo.
An 11 a.m. Mass was held Monday, July 13, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in East Ridge, Tenn.
Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or OLPH Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN. 37412.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist in East Ridge, Tenn.
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