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William "Bill" Bates Dougherty, 85, Nashville

William "Bill" Bates Dougherty, 85, of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Bill was born in Indianapolis, Aug. 25, 1928, to the late Albert Leroy "Al" Dougherty of Connecticut and the late Angeline Nixon Bates Frost Dougherty of Nashville. He grew up in New York City and went to school at Great Neck Long Island High School. He graduated from Trinity College in New York, excelling in sports and academics. He was a star football player and wrestler. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service, he met his first wife, Inez (Eickhoff) Dougherty in Indianapolis. They married and lived in Indianapolis and had five children. Later, they divorced.

After 38 years as a safety consultant, Bill retired from Indiana Bell Telephone Company in 1999. He moved to Nashville, where he met and married Kay Frances Miller Dougherty, his wife of 25 years. While retired, he served as president of the Nashville Town Council. Bill was active as a Brown County Lions Club speech and hearing trustee, serving at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Speech and Hearing, Bloomington. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2011 for exceptional dedication and service to others by the Lions Club International Foundation.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kay Frances Miller Dougherty of Nashville; five children, Bill Dougherty Jr. of Indianapolis, Mark Dougherty of Columbus, Mary Dougherty Hoyt (Mike) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jane Dougherty King (Larry) of Valparaiso, and John Dougherty (Diane) of Versailles, Ky; three stepchildren, Drew Miller (Lisa) of Nashville, Jeff Miller (Dawna) of Bloomington, and Cheryl Wyman (Bob) of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Marc Dougherty (Jenni), Ike Dougherty (Allison) Sara Dougherty, M.C. Hoyt (Jeanie), Jenna Mathewson (Daniel), Allie Dougherty and Dan Dougherty; seven stepgrandchildren, Justin Miller (Caitlin), Morgan Miller, Darcy Miller, Danielle Miller, Hannah Miller, Wyatt Wyman and Maris Wyman; and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at New Life Community Church, 1450 N. State Road 135, Nashville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Brown County Lions Club Speech and Hearing Fund, P.O. Box 716, Nashville, IN 47448.

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.

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