Rev. James E. Dougherty, 68, of Springfield, passed away on July 8, 2024.

James enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing guitar, but nothing brought him greater joy than spending time with his grandchildren and being their “Papa Jim”.

James is survived by his children; J.R. Dougherty, Serena Dougherty and Treanna Dougherty, his grandchildren; Bennett, Dominic, and McKenzie Dougherty, as well as his siblings; Patti Esmail, Jennie Piland, Mike Dougherty, and Sherri Curtman, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Assemblies of God World Missions.