David Dougherty

December 12, 1935March 11, 2018

David A. Dougherty, 82, died March 11, 2018. David was born December 12, 1935 . He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard F. and Esther P. (Bell) Dougherty, brother, Howard and sister Alta. David is survived by his best friend and wife, Sandra; 3 daughters, Marcia Dewey (Tenny), Lisa Bowman (Mark) and Susan Vinson (Bryan); 2 step daughters, Angela Gonzalez and Staci Greco (Tom); step son, Matthew Riley; 9 grandchildren, Kyle, Devon, Jordan, Megan, Joseph, Nicholas, Michael, Aaron and Aidan. David spent his entire career in law enforcement, retiring from the Independence Police Department after 30 years. He later worked at the Federal Reserve Bank finishing his career at the age of 81 as security at Truman Library. He enjoyed his 1990 blue Miata, traveling, history, guns, cars, music and his house at Lake of the Ozarks. He was an aviation enthusiast. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11 am at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Fond memories and condolences may be left at Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816) 353-1218.


  • Committal Service Saturday, March 24, 2018

David Dougherty

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Fred M Mills

March 20, 2018

Truly a life well lived and one that shows us what kindness and professionalism really looks like, may the family find some comfort knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many friends.

Stan Kleihauer

March 15, 2018

Dear Sandy and Loved Ones, I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the family. Dave was such a great person. I always loved his company during holiday get togethers and other times I would see him. May God Bless him and the rest of the family.
Stan Kleihauer

Dave & Deena Gibson

March 13, 2018

Sandee, we are so, so sorry to hear of David's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him at our Northeast Laughlin annual trips. We missed you both last month. Our sincere sympathies to you & your family. Hugs!

Joe Klein

March 13, 2018

Sandy....I was so surprised about Dave's death. When we talked last June he seemed the picture of health. Among other things we talked about our flying days.
My sympathies to you and your family
Joe Klein

Suzanne Rogers

March 13, 2018

We were bound as cousins not by blood but by Love. You brought so much joy and laughter to so many and that will truly be missed. Darrell and I will miss seeing you at breakfast each month but know it will not be in sadness but for the happy times we shared.
RIP knowing we will carry you in our hearts till we meet again.

Leanna Dinwiddie

March 13, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about David's passing. He was one of the first people that I had the pleasure to meet when I was hired on at the Police Department 29 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Gary George

March 12, 2018

David was a uniform patrol sergeant when I started my career in 1970. David was a good supervisor, always calm, reserved and most importantly, a good man. He was truly an asset to the Independence Police Department. Although I had spent the last 16 years out of state, I've thought of David often over the years and we last spoke of him at our last retiree luncheon.
May God Bless Sandy and David's family. Gary George

John Cato

March 12, 2018

All my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Captain Dougherty. David was the Captain at IPD that was in charge of hiring on the department when I started in 1990. He was the personification of professionalism and was a great role model for me as a new officer. My success in my career for these many years I attribute to Captain Dougherty, and those like him, who lived to serve the community.