Ray Docherty

December 4, 1947 — April 2, 2016

Ray Docherty

Ray L. Docherty, 68, of Boden, Illinois died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery with graveside military rites by Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571.  Visitation is Tuesday, April 5th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Memorials may be left for the family.

Ray was born December 4, 1947 in Moline, Illinois a son of Leslie and Doris Peterson Docherty.  After graduating from Sherrard High School, he attended Blackhawk College and Platteville University in Wisconsin.  Ray married Glenda Daggett on July 5, 1969 in the Boden Community Church.  Ray was proud to be a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1976, then working at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 2007.  He was a member of the V.F.W.  Ray's greatest joy was his children and grandchildren.  He especially loved watching any of their sports and accomplishments; and would talk softball for hours to anyone that would listen.  He loved to cook, loved spending time with his large family at backyard cook-outs or camping together, and traveling...always wanting to take a trip somewhere.

Survivors include his wife:  Glenda Docherty, Boden, IL; son:  Jeff (Jennifer) Docherty and daughter:  Kristy Elgas, all of Milan, IL; grandchildren:  Garrett and Karsen Elgas and Jack and Jon Docherty, all of Milan; sister:  Carolyn (Ralph) Harris, Moline, IL; sisters-in-law:  Sue Day, Milton, IA, Juanita Jones, Davenport, IA and Diana Daggett, Aledo, IL and brother-in-law:  Dean Daggett, Viola, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother:  Leslie Docherty.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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