Chad Thomas Doty

August 27, 1979September 9, 2020

Chad Thomas Doty, beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully in his sleep unexpectedly Thursday, September 10, 2020. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Doty; his parents Linda and Tom Doty; his sister, Amanda (Kevin) McGrail; nephew, Ethan McGrail; fathers- and mothers-in-law Michael and Diana Kooistra, Robert and Nancy Nelson; in-laws Rick (Angie) Nelson and children, Kim Bachelor and children, Kelly (Tim) Weber and children; many extended family and close friends. There will be a celebration of life gathering and lunch Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Rogue River Park, 6300 Belshire Ave, Belmont, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to David’s House Ministries in memory of Chad. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guestbook at


19 September

Celebration of Life

1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rogue River Park

6300 Belshire Ave.
Belmont, Michigan 49306


Chad Thomas Doty

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Jackie Emmons

September 16, 2020

Amanda - Although I only knew Chad a short time -- he is etched in my memory for ever. Loved all the stories you told us at work (Bluelinx) about Chad and his giving heart. He would bring treats to us all -- I added weight gain on my body because of that wonderful guy. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm so glad Tim and I were able to share some memories with you and Chad. I'm here for your girl!!
Love Jackie

Susan Lapham

September 15, 2020

Amanda and Family,

We feel so deeply saddened by Chad's passing. He was such a caring and kind person.

When we went up north, on vacation with Amanda and Chad, "Chad's chicken" became rather iconic to my children. When the kids tasted it they said it was the "best chicken that they ever had in their life". Chad just beamed with pride. For months every time I made chicken, they asked me how did Chad make his chicken so good. Gavin announced, "mom, your chicken is good but nothing like Chad's chicken". Aubrey sternly stated, "Gavin, that's mean, but mom, Chad's chicken was really good." When I told Chad how the kids were talking about his famous chicken months later, he said "I'll cook for you guys anytime!"

Many times Chad would come down, while Amanda and I were making crafts and cards, and bring us treat. He always wanted to know what he could do to make our time together more enjoyable and would chat for a while.

I recall how proud he was when Amanda and him began making soaps and various other products for Doty Essentials. They would sell and give away the most beautiful gift baskets.

We are all praying so hard for peace and comfort. Chad will be sorely missed.

Love you,
The Lapham's (Susan, Jason, Gavin and Aubrey)

Mary Ann (Weir) Boyd

September 15, 2020

I am so very saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved Chad. My husband (Hank) and I lost our daughter Claire ten years ago and know the pain you are experiencing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mary Ann Boyd

Dave Weir

September 15, 2020

Linda, Tom, and Family,

My sister, Mary Ann, and Bob and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Chad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you comfort and peace in the memories you hold in your hearts of Chad. May he rest in peace.

Dave Weir & Bob Kupfer

Missy Ryan

September 15, 2020

Chad will be so very missed. Sending love and prayers to you all. Uncle Tom, Aunt Linda, Amanda, Mandy, Kevin and Ethan you are all in my heart and just hoping you all can find some peace. A wonderful son, husband, brother, uncle and cousin gone way to soon. RIP Chad.

Jenna Fosburg

September 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to the Doty family, including Amanda. You all will be in our prayers.

Susan Loveder

September 14, 2020

Chad was such a kind and loving person, hard working and loyal. Every time we ran into him, he had the most welcoming smile and was a pleasure to spend time with. The world is a sadder place without his smile.
Our prayers are with your whole family as you grieve for Chad.
Love you, Chris and Susan

joe Zbikowski

September 14, 2020

We are thinking of you guys and praying that the Lord be with you all during this difficult time. We hope that you feel God's loving embrace thru our prayers.

Joe and Trude Zbikowski

Jenny Frain (Stapf)

September 14, 2020

So sad to hear the news about Chad. I remember his shenanigans from high school choir trips, along with getting to know his parents, Tom and Linda. Great memories! He was a funny guy and a decent singer! Sending comforting thoughts and positive wishes to you all from California.

Matt Buskard

September 13, 2020

I am heartbroken to hear about Chad’s passing. To the entire Doty family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the love that Chad shared with all of us carries you through this difficult time. I will alway cherish the fun (and mischief) that Chad and I had together. Roaming through downtown on our bikes. Swimming in the river. And hours upon hours of adventures in the Geo Tracker. He, and your family, showed me so much love and I will forever be grateful to have had his friendship as a part of my life.


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