Reece Clinton Plotts lost his battle with clinical depression on September 15, 2023 at the age of 21. Reece quietly, yet bravely fought with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues for several years before making the painful choice to end his own suffering.
He is survived by his parents, Randy Plotts of Otsego and Lisa Plotts of Plainwell; brother, Connor Plotts; grandmothers, Karen Christensen and Kathy Plotts, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dale Battles and Ronald Plotts, and his great-grandmother, Esther Christensen.
Reece was born on May 8, 2002 to Randy and Lisa (Battles) Plotts. He attended Otsego High School where he ran hurdles in track, made many friends, and focused on getting good grades before graduating in 2020 with plans to move to Montana to ski and go to school. Reece was a hard worker with a kind heart and a great sense of humor, and he always followed a strong inner moral compass.
Reece’s true passion was freestyle skiing, and he spent countless hours over the years perfecting jumps, riding the rails, and making friends. Bittersweet’s ski park was truly his wintertime home away from home. Reece enjoyed movie nights with Brown-Haired Grandma, spending time and laughing with his beloved brother Connor, and spoiling his dog Bentley, who never left his side. Reece left a lasting impression on everyone he met, and he will be greatly missed by all.
Friends may visit with Reece’s family from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego.
The funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 21, 2023 with celebrant Nyla Merrill officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Contributions in memory of Reece may be made to Gryphon Place of Kalamazoo.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.