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David John "Doc" Ochs, 72, a longtime Liberty resident, passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2021, at his home.
Doc, as he was affectionately known, was born December 27, 1948, in Salina, KS, the son of John and Eleanor (Waldman) Ochs. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Salina. David served as a Corpsman in the US Navy, mostly in Hawaii, receiving honorable discharge in 1971.
Dr. Ochs graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995 and completed his resident training in Internal Medicine through UMKC, Truman Medical Center and St. Luke's Kansas City. He worked for the NHRA and IndyCar for seven years treating high speed injuries. Specializing in urgent care and emergency medicine, Dr. Ochs owned Liberty Urgent Care and Raymore Urgent Care, as well as Mobile Doc. He also served Advanced Correctional Healthcare for the last four years. Doc had a passion for his profession, working until three days before his death. He loved helping and caring for people.
Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his son, Tyson; and brother, Ron. Survivors include his children, Andrea Rector (Michael), Tanner Ochs (Amelia) and Melissa Moore; grandchildren, Isabelle, Peighton, Tyson, Parker, and Marlee. David also leaves Debra Buckle who he was married to on October 17, 1980. They were married 21 years and parents of Andrea, Tyson and Tanner.
A memorial celebration will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service at 3:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to continue Doc's celebration at Conrad's Alehouse, 210 North 291 Highway, Liberty, MO immediately following the service.
A memorial fund will be established by Doc's family. You may contribute to the fund with memorials payable to Andrea or Tanner, and they may be left with the funeral home.Service Information:
A memorial celebration will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a service at 3:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to continue Doc’s celebration at Conrad’s Alehouse, 210 North 291 Highway, Liberty, MO immediately following the service.
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