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.