Thomas Joseph Doss
Dec. 23, 1993 - Sept. 20, 2022

Thomas Joseph Doss was born Dec. 23, 1993 to Larry O. and Linda Jo Doss at Mad River Hospital in Arcata.

A native of Humboldt County, he attended Teacher’s Pet, Washington Elementary, Winship Jr High, and did a half year at Eureka High before transferring to St. Bernard’s High, where he played varsity football and graduated in 2012. Thomas started football officiating with his dad while still in high school and went on to officiate in Oregon and California until the end of 2018.

After graduation, Thomas went to work locally until he moved to Central Oregon full-time in 2014 to help take care of his ailing Grandma, Carol Lee Alexander, and help his Grandpa Tom on the family farm. He also worked full-time for the McKinnon Ranch. While in Oregon, he attended Central Oregon Community College and obtained his AA degree.

He moved back to California in the fall of 2017 to be closer to friends and help his dad and stepmom on their ranch in Orick. He also began working at the Grocery Outlet in McKinleyville. This was a job Thomas loved and worked until he got sick and was hospitalized.

Thomas had multiple passions in life. First on the list was comedy. Thomas was known for his dry sense of humor and quick wit. He could find humor in almost any situation. Comedy podcasts, music, gaming, science, agriculture and animals-especially his dog Jaxon and cat Savage, fishing, target shooting, spending time with family, cooking and creating recipes. He was an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks and football… Go Raiders!!

Thomas had a tender heart and he loved children. He became a father himself in the summer of 2021. He loved his son Lukas and was looking forward to his newfound fatherhood and raising his little boy.

Thomas enjoyed time in the redwoods and continued to make that his special place throughout his life. Another favorite pastime was going to the ocean and beach with Jaxon, his dog, and with his friends. His greatest gift though was making friends and being the best friend, he could be. Thomas had a loving compassionate heart, kind words and a smile for everyone.

He is survived in death, by his parents, Larry & Cassandra Doss; mother, Linda Jo Alexander; brother, Foster Doss; sister, Laurel Doss; his only son, Lukas Kuttler; and his loving Grandparents, Jan Doss, and Tom Alexander. Other family members include Aunt Heidi & Uncle Paul Leslie; cousins Amanda, Robbie and Merit Duggan, and Andrew Leslie; cousins Ben, Leslie and Henry Smith; cousins Shawn, Maggie and Grayce Griggs; great-aunt and uncle Debbie & Steve Razwick; and many other cousins and extended family members in California and the Midwest.

A memorial service will be held Saturday Nov. 12th at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 15th Street, Eureka, CA at 11 a.m.

There will be live-streaming on Facebook of the service on the church’s Facebook page.

Gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to the following organizations:


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