Paul D. Doxey

Paul D. Doxey

Paul passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at his home in Otsego.

He was born June 6, 1936 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clarence and Tillie (Slater) Doxey. For 24 years he was employed with Eaton Corporation and since 1978 he owned and operated Quality Products in Plainwell. In his leisure time Paul enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time in the U.P with family and friends at the cabin, snowmobiling, camping, gardening, stock car racing, traveling, playing board games and the Wii with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, using his computer and enjoying his pets. On August 1, 1955 in Kalamazoo he married Shirley Morts, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Dorian (Ruth Beldon) Doxey, Debbie (John) Vist and Michael (Dion Adams) Doxey; six grandchildren, Lisa (Steve) Shelton, Ryan (Kari) Vist, Pete Doxey, Dillon (fiancee Brittany) Doxey, Jake (fiancee Tayler) Doxey and Jonathan Beldon; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Zack Vist, Sydney and Taylor Shelton; a brother, Jim (Ruth) Doxey; sister, Marian Doxey; sisters-in-law, Joan Doxey and Norma Cox; brother-in-law, Phil Groth; daughters-in-law, Judy Doxey and Amy Kurzmann; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant son, Donald Garrett; and a brother, Clare Doxey.

Friends may visit with Paul’s family from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will  be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Paul may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Debra Hartman Hartwell says:

    Debbie & Dorian I am very sorry to hear about your dad passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Russ Councell says:

    To all the doxey family so sorry for you loss. I just remember back at the hores show was very nice to have known him as a friend

  3. Brad Fisher says:

    I am sorry for your loss and I pray for you to have strength. I am sorry I can not attend the visitation as I have a previous engagement. But I will be thinking of you all.

  4. Bob Mason says:

    Paul was a great friend, and will be missed very much! He will always be remembered as if he were a family member to me.

  5. Tammy Lutes says:

    I grew up just down the road from Paul and his family. His wife, Shirley, was my bus driver when I was a kid. His daughter, Debbie, used to babysit my brother and I. Our families rode snowmobiles together and camped together. We were very close and shared many wonderful memories. Paul was a true friend. Even as my own mom and dad’s health failed in their later years, he visited them faithfully in the nursing home. He’d even sneak my dad in a “beer” occasionally! I will be forever grateful to him for his kindness. Paul appeared a little gruff but he had a mischievous smile and was a teddy bear at heart. May he rest in peace. I send my sincere condolences to Shirley, Dorian, Debbie and Mike. You will all always hold a special place in my heart!

  6. Steve & Sally Laws says:

    Shirley, Dorian, Mike and the Doxey family sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Rick Powers says:

    Shirley, Dorian , Debbie , Mike and the entire , Doxey family , our hearts and prayers will be with you during your time of grief , may God give you the strength to ease your pain .May the memories of Paul in all of our lives provide that lingering smile we are needing during this difficult time , God bless your entire family
    Love always the Powers family

  8. Tom & Linda Hovey says:

    Doxey family so sorry for your loss. May your happy times and memories carry you through. I remember him coming through the woods, to Dory and Judy’ s, with his dog. Peace be with you all.

  9. Wendy Yutzy says:

    Dorian & Family: I am so sorry for your loss I’m sending prayers your way. I hope as you go through this process of remembering your father and grieving his loss, that you can find some peace in knowing that he is in a much better place. Dorian – I miss you and hope to see you soon!

  10. Dylan Amy Cassidy and Gavyn Steele says:

    Debbie, John, Ryan, Kari, Lisa and family and Kids~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time may God be with you all to comfort you and give you strength! If there is anything you need please let us know ! Thinking of you and many prayers ! Love The Steele’s

  11. Lisa D. Madrid says:

    Family of Paul Doxey

    I am very sorry for the loss of your love one. Paul was always so good to me and my family. He let my kids work with him around the house when they were small never complaining that they were bothering him. Tommy and Kelly John loved him so much and the minute they would wake up they would eat and get dressed and say Mom were going down to Mr. Doxeys he needs our help working on the boat and around the house. I would just laugh and say I am sure he needs your help.

    Shirley this is a special message to you. I love you very much and you have always been so good to us and I will never be able to thank you for your kindness you have showed and if and when you ever need to talk just give me a call I will be there for you.

  12. Jennings and Nancy Heilig says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
    we appreciate all the wonderful service we received as we purchased several campers from your company.

  13. Stephenie Tebo Klingler says:

    Deb and family: So very sorry to learn that your dad passed away. Losing a parent is difficult, but I pay that your memories will comfort you a as your mourn your dad’s passing. Many hugs to you all.

  14. ruth groves says:

    I was sorry to hear that you lost your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  15. Al & Jan Claxton says:

    We send our thoughts and prayers to your family Shirley in this time of sorrow. The Jayganders will always remember our gathering for the 30th Jaygander Club Celebration when Paul & you shared in our celebration. Please know if any of us can be of help to you in any way, we are just a phone call away. May God give you comfort in His loving arms.

  16. Paul and Shelley Simons says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Doxey family. We remember the many events we shared with you and will greatly miss Paul. We hope you can comfort each other in this time of great sorrow.

  17. Mario & Glenda Mendoza says:

    Glenda and I are so sorry for you loss. Paul was sure a Gem. He always treated all of us with his special smile, and with something funny to make our day (even when I buried my car in the mud trying to park it next to his travel trailer on the open field at the Toledo Speedway). RIP my friend.

  18. Heidi Arndt says:

    So sorry to hear about Paul Doxey passing. Keeping your family in thought and prayer during this difficult time. God bless and keep you.

  19. Wanda Fisher Valler says:

    Dorian, Debbie and Michael, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father.

    I just want to let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

    He is now in a place of peace.

    Sending my love to all of you as well as your mother.


  20. Kim and Diane Bonner says:

    Shirley, Mike and Dorian,

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. We never met him, but he sounds like he was a great guy.We’re sure he will be missed and our prayers are with you and your families.

  21. Mary Ann (Edgerly) Norton says:

    So sorry to hear of Paul passing. My thoughts & Prayers are with the whole family. We had many good times snowmobiling with Paul. He will be greatly missed. Sorry I could not make the funeral as I have
    had surgery on my foot & is very difficult at this time getting around.

    God Bless and keep all of you.

  22. Joyce Sheldon says:

    Shirley, Debbie and Doxey family so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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