Kirk Anthony Dougherty

November 5, 1957 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 61)



Kirk Anthony Dougherty, 61, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Kirk was born November 5, 1957 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Elbert E. Dougherty, Jr. and Carolyn Joyce (Trimble) Dougherty. He graduated Mt. Carmel High School, Wabash Valley College, and earned Associate Degree in Petroleum Technology from Midland College.

He worked for over twenty years in the oil production field industry as Geological Technician with several firms; RK Petroleum, El Paso Energy Corporation, Vintage Petroleum , Inc., Santa Fe Minerals, Inc., and Chesapeake Energy, Inc.

Kirk enjoyed hunting, collecting coins and arrowheads. He was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, OKC Thunder, Oklahoma Sooners and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also ran in 5K and 10K marathons.He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel, Elks Lodge #715 and Knights of Columbus.

Kirk was a devoted father to his two daughters, Carolyn Rose Dougherty and Catherine Grace Dougherty. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers Joseph William (Margaret) Dougherty, Timothy John Dougherty; and grandson Jack Leroy O’Donnell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Sabrina Dougherty Risley and brothers Mark Vincent Dougherty and Patrick Alan Dougher

Visitation will be Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel. Funeral Service will be Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Kirk can be made to the Mt. Carmel Public Library. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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June 13, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Funeral Service
June 14, 2019

10:30 AM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

June 14, 2019

St. Mary s Catholic Cemetery


Mt. Carmel Public Library
727 North Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863
Tel: 1-618-263-3531

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