Daniel Edward Dougherty, Jr., 54 of Henrico, VA., passed away on May 19, 2023, with his family by his side. In his last selfless act on earth, Dan gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
He was preceded in death by his father Daniel E. Dougherty Sr.; sister, Anne D. Walters; and a sister-in-law Stacey W. Dougherty. Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Dougherty; daughter Jadia (Andy) Bruckner; son Austin Dougherty; and daughter Keely Dougherty. He was Poppa to three beautiful grandkids who he adored, Camden, Quinn, and Beck. Danny was a beloved middle brother and is also survived by his mother, Audrie Dougherty; sister Elaine (Tommy) Naumann; brothers Pete Dougherty and John Dougherty; and many nieces and nephews, Billy, Kimberly, Justin, Caroline, Claire, Colin, Sean, Heidi, Chole, and Alex; Jessica, DJ, Brooke, Brittni, Megan, and James; and friends.
A local of Richmond, VA, Dan grew up camping, playing little league sports, holding records on the community swim team, and serving in the boy scouts. After graduating from Hermitage High School Class ’86, Dan attended West Point Prep School and served in the United States Army. After serving, he played as a defensive end for Texas Christian University and The University of Hawaii-Manoa where he graduated in 1992. He was invited to stay on staff to coach football at UH-Manoa which sparked his travel bug and he told fond memories of the beauty of the islands. Dan enjoyed spectating of any kind, but especially Nascar with his son Austin, VCU Men’s Basketball games, and The Richmond Flying Squirrels. For the last 20 years, you may have heard Big Dan on WRVA advertising his local business, Colonial 1st Mortgage, and advising on mortgage and market trends. Dan was an advocate and fundraiser taking a special interest in Special Olympics Virginia, Autism Society of Central VA, Central Virginia Food Bank, and Tech 4 Troops.
Dan will be missed greatly by his family and many members of the Richmond Community.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at 1 pm at Wave Church RVA-Glen Allen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Special Olympics Virginia or Autism Society of Central Virginia.