Mr. Doughty was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Rockport to Alice Mae and Jesse Hollis Doughty. He spent much of his youth in Hebbronville and Robstown. He married Suzane June on May 30, 1952, in Kingsville and received his master’s degree in 1959 from Texas A&I University.
He worked as a teacher and high school principal in many small towns throughout Texas and retired from the public school system as superintendent of Freer School District. He later taught at several South Texas colleges. He then began a career in law enforcement. He was an active peace officer with a master’s certification in Texas. He was an elected constable of Precinct 1 in Live Oak County and taught concealed handgun classes until shortly before his death.
Survivors include a brother, Rogers Francis Doughty; four children, Hollie June Thompson, David Roger Doughty, Darleen Rachel Southerland and Daniel Bayless Doughty; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Gregory, June, Andrew, Justin, William and Gerette; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at West Shore Baptist Church in Sandia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Shore Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home