Raymond Eugene Doherty

Raymond Eugene Doherty
Raymond Eugene Doherty

Raymond Eugene Doherty passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2021.  Viewing will be provided by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors on Wednesday and Thursday prior to his service on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. Howard Batson Officiating.

Ray graduated from Southwestern State School of Pharmacy of Oklahoma in 1959 and joined his father’s business at D&S Pharmacy of Amarillo.  In 1962, Budd Karr and Phill Durham joined the D&S partnership which eventually expanded the business to include 4 Amarillo drug stores and a store in Claude, TX.  The D&S chain sold in 1996.  Shortly thereafter, Ray was approached to join the United Pharmacies.  Although planning to retire, Ray worked an additional 11 years with United to fulfill 50 years of serving the Amarillo community as a pharmacist.

As a businessman, Ray is remembered and recognized for fairness and honesty.  He was always the example of a true gentleman with loyalty to all his friends.  Ray was an avid sports fan to include coaching 10 years for Kids Incorporated.  Ray had a passion for golf, belonging to Tascosa Country Club for 57 years, with fond memories of weekly golf games with his buddies Bud Karr, Bill Thomas, Joe Goodwin, Doug Perkins, Bill Scott, Jim Gowdy, Carl Benson, as well as his beloved T Par T partner for 40 years, Dr. Ed Sokolosky of Owasso, OK.

Ray was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.  He was also involved, for several years, in a neighborhood Men’s Bible Study led by Carter Karr.  Ray is survived by his wife Danny Danice Doherty of 62 years, a son John Dee Doherty, and daughters, Darla (Brad) Gammons and Cyd (Dean) Marusak, brother David Dee (Vickie) Doherty, nieces Amber (Ben) Whittenburg, Dana (Ryan) Snell, Katie (Casey) Williams, 8 grandchildren, Shelby (Darrek) Ruthardt, Seth (Sydney) Gammons, Piper Gammons, Braden (Lorena) Marusak, Max Marusak, Currie Marusak, Raelee (Nick) Van Ryn, Kallie Doherty, and 1 great-grandchild Santi Marusak.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to BSA Hospice nurses and staff.  The care they provided won our hearts with their extraordinary compassion.  Our sincere thanks are also extended to our private care givers Rhonda, Gracie, and Lili.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

9 Replies to “Raymond Eugene Doherty”

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss Ray was always so sweet to my mom Mary Meeks. He was a great man and a wonderful friend to all. He was a mentor for my two brothers and he will be missed by all.

  2. Ray was a good man and will be missed; our prayers are for the family at this difficult time.

    David & Linda Cottrell

  3. I feel blessed to have had Ray as a friend for so many years. I have so many pleasant memories of Ray and that bunch of running mates. Great times at the golf course, in Vegas, just anytime I was fortunate enough to be around them. So sorry for the Doherty and Marusak families’ loss. You are the best.
    Rick McLemore

  4. John and I could not have asked for better neighbors when we moved into our home at Tascosa. Many years of fond memories visiting on your patio. Danny, we were blessed by knowing you both!

  5. We loved him dearly. Our memories of those years at D&S Pharmacy are some of our most treasured. Ray has left an indelible mark on our hearts and we are so thankful to have known him. God be with you all our dear Doherty family.

    Love,

    Elaine

    1. What an honor & a joy to have been the neighbors of Danny & Ray & Gang for so many years. Always good friends & kids were always a joy to our kids. There was always a pet included.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻For you guys on the loss of Ray.

  6. The Dodson Girls had instant tears upon this news. Truly a loss of one of the “good ones” in this world! Thank y’all for being an open door to us across from the 16th hole tee box. We express our love and sympathy to Danny and all! Hugs and Kisses!

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