William Thomas Douthett



Memorial Contributions

 American Legion 459

658 Michigan St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


 Mercy Ships


William Thomas Douthett, age 75 of Ada, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. William put up a good fight over the past few months in and out of the hospital and occupational/physical rehab, wanting to make it to his favorite holiday “Christmas”, but it wasn’t meant to be. He was able to keep his amazing sense of humor through it all.  He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Douthett. William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Laura Douthett; children, Lindsey Douthett, Philip (Kara) Douthett; grandchildren, Zander William, Adelyn Faye Douthett; brothers-in-law, Allen (Brenda) Gillette, Michael (Rita) Gillette; and is already greatly missed by his black lab, Duke. William loved karaoke, camping in the family van, and fishing. His other passion was muscle cars, of which he restored a 1978 Corvette with his son Philip. Funeral services will be 2pm Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Rick Christy officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion 459, 658 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or to Mercy Ships, http://www.mercyships.org.

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5 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the Douthett family. It is so difficult especially at this time of the year sending hugs

  2. Laura, so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Bill will always be remembered for his humor and was like another brother to me when we were growing up. So glad I got the chance to visit him at Mary Free Bed. I will treasure that day always.
    We are praying for you Laura and the whole family. Love to you all.
    Rick and Amy Christy

  4. Amen to Amy’s thoughts. Bill was a hit as soon as he moved to West Michigan. He was someone you could become friends with as soon as you met him. It’s hard to lose someone like Bill.

  5. Will miss talking with him at the “Quistmas” parties. Bill was a unique and talented man and will be missed by many. Our old neighborhood has lost several friends from the past this year, Cherish your memories. RIP Bill.

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