James “Doc” Howard Dougherty , age 79, passed away after a brief illness at the Alliance-Aultman Community Care Center on Friday October 7, 2022. James was born on July 12, 1943 in Woodsfield Ohio, son of the late James and Genevieve “Peggy” Dougherty. He worked at the Timken Company for 35 years and was a member of St Louis Catholic church in Louisville. Doc was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He maintained many friendships over the years, enjoyed watching westerns, and sitting outside in the front yard. Doc loved his grandsons, and always looked forward to watching them play football, basketball, and spending time teaching them about guns, motorcycles, and using tools.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sandy Dougherty; son, CJ and ReChelle Dougherty and their sons Camden and Colton of Louisville; his sister, Bonnie and Joe Bosler of Louisville; brother, Richard and Debbie Dougherty of Uniontown; and sister, Nancy Taylor of Louisville. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Peggy Dougherty, brother, Dennis Dougherty, and sister, Joyce Shocking.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Louis Catholic Church with Father Miller on October 13, 2022 at 10:30am. Burial will follow at the St Louis cemetery. Friends and family may call Wednesday, from 5-7:00 p.m. on October 12, 2022 at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.