Obituary for Lee Dougherty, 86

December 18,1930 To August 27,2017,

11 AM - 2 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette.

Funeral Services
2 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette.

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association

Lifelong Howard County resident Lee Dougherty died at his home in Fayette on Sunday morning, August 27, 2017. He was 86 years of age. Ira Lee Dougherty was born on the family farm in north-east Howard County on December 18, 1930. He was the son of Ira “Si” and Azile Lewis Dougherty. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 and served in the Army reserve until 1962. He married Rachel Beaman June 6, 1963. The couple just recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Lee worked as foreman for the Howard County Road District and for the Fayette Street Department, retiring in 1993 after 26 years of service. He also enjoyed life on his farm where he and his family enjoyed many hours of hunting and fishing. Along with his wife, Rachel, of the home, Lee is survived by six children, Bill (Paula) Dougherty of Higbee, Danny (Liz) Dougherty of Fayette, Debbie (Philip) Westrup of Cherryville, MO, Charla Jay of Jamestown, MO, Cathy (Paul) Turman of Searcy, AR, and Leesa (Roger) Wyatt of Fayette. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank Dougherty of Fayette and Zed (Evelyn) Dougherty of Boonville, and one sister, Gail Stubbs. Fourteen grandchildren survive, as do 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Devena Dodson. Funeral services for Lee Dougherty will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel in Fayette with Rev. Harold Young officiating. The family will greet friends before the service from 11 AM to 2 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Roger Wyatt, Clayton Deis, Lee Dougherty, William Wyatt, David Dougherty and Brian Dougherty serving as pallbearers. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Assn., in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy 5 & 240 N., Fayette, MO 65248.