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Earl Fredrick Doolittle, age 63 of Stanton, passed away on Tuesday June 8, 2021, at home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice. He was born February 13, 1958, in Greenville, the son of George Emory and Joanne Marian (Sowles) Doolittle.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife (Tina Marie Hyde-Doolittle).  He married Kimberly Jo (Grubb) Doolittle on December 25, 2016, in Six Lakes.

Earl was a 1976 graduate of Greenville High School and worked as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the Eagles, and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, softball, bowling, bonfires and hanging out with family and friends. Earl also loved his time at the cabin in Lake City.

Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Jo Doolittle; four brothers Roy Doolittle of Greenville, George & Penny Doolittle of Lake City, Larry Doolittle of Greenville, and Robin Doolittle of Greenville, and sisters-in-law Dawn and Erica Avery of Greenville; two sons, Travis & Morgan Doolittle of
Greenville, and Joshua Doolittle & Jessica Heddleston of Bremen, GA; three stepchildren, Gregory & Cheyenne Jeffery of McBride, Katlyn Jeffery & Daniel Thornton of Kent City, and Cheyanne & Darian Burgess of Hudsonville; his Father and Mother-in- law, Melvin & Janet Grubb of Six Lakes; fifteen grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as his loyal companion Miley.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021 at 3pm at 10155 W. Sidney Road, Greenville. In lieu of flowers, the family is humbly requesting donations covering the funeral expenses.  Donations can be made to Kimberly Doolittle via Cash App ($Inmemoryofearl) or in person at the memorial gathering.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Earl’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616)754-5638.


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  1. Cindy Johnson on June 10, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Many years a go this man took me into his home and treated me as his own. He became a father to me, a role model, someone that taught me things. Even brought up how he can shoot a gun when I started dating. I wish I had listened more, that’s for sure. Travis and Josh, you boys have always been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God is able to provide some comfort for you and the family during this time. XOXO

  2. Kathy Alexander on June 10, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Travis and Joshua and families, my heart is breaking for you to lose your dad so early as well as your mom, you know how much I loved them both and how I feel about both you boys, I have always thought of you as my own. My prayers are with you both and you know as always if you ever need me I am here! Love, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Jim, and Duff

  3. Buddha Proctor on June 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

    RIP Earl. I didnt know you well but well enough to sip on a beer after a long days work. You were a good man and God has you now!!

  4. Jessica on June 10, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Always had a heart of gold, and great inspiration to all.

  5. Louie and Kristi Gray on June 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Earl, you were like a brother. Loved you and Tina. Travis and Josh your always in Louie and my hearts. Best guys ever, your family. Love to all. Rip Earl till we all meet again!!

  6. Gerald Tovatt on June 10, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Doolittle family; so sorry for your loss. I greatly admired Earl, he was a hard working, devoted family man. I enjoyed so many sporting times with him….United Memorial softball summers in the early 80’s, bowling leagues for years on years, and Candlestone men’s golf…always a honest, respectful gentleman in these endeavors. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Denise Lemon Knapp on June 11, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    So many memories of our families getting together when George and Joanne were alive. Earl and his brothers were my other brothers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. Ken and Tammy Hopkins on June 13, 2021 at 9:33 am

    So very sorry to hear of Earl passing. He was a great man and will be missed by many. RIP my friend!

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