John Michael Doss, Jr.

doss, johnJohn Michael Doss, Jr., passed away January 1, 2015 in Texas City, Texas. He was born September 27, 1979 to Donna and John Michael Doss, Sr. in Texas City where he lived most of his life.
John worked at UTMB for 12 years as a Lab Tech in the Animal Research Department. John enjoyed playing his guitars.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Henry Lyle and Lloyd Doss.
He is survived by his parents; John and Donna Doss, grandmother, Helen Doss and numerous aunt, uncles and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas with Bishop Delbert Herrin officiating.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with John and will always remember his compassion and dedication to our animals. I can only hope that he is at peace now.

    Judy Barnett
  2. John touched so many lives and with his help in research, probably saved some also. I hope you are at peace.

    Cheryl Kirk
  3. Our deepest condolences, Johnny and Donna. John was a good friend and a great person, he was one of the kindest, funny and most generous person I had the pleasure of knowing. I’m truly going to miss him.

    Rocky and Melissa
  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I helped hire John and appreciated his compassion for animals. His care for his animals contributed greatly to biomedical research as a whole. He was a kind soul.

    Kelly Campbell
  5. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Doss,
    I am deeply saddened by the news of your son passing. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I worked at UTMB for 11 years and a half, and so I know John for a long time. John was a good worker. He did his jobs without complaining, and plus some more. He rescued forgotten packages for me many times. John was a really nice guy. He was usually quiet, but from time to time, he said funny things. And, he was very polite. Over the years, we talked about different things, but mostly about our dogs. Please know that I will miss him, and I will remember him.

  6. He really was one of the sweetest souls ever to cross my path. He was always optimistic and saw the brighter side to any situation. A loyal and dedicated friend. The world is at a loss. I will miss him: ( we still keep waiting for him to walk thru the door and tell us his adventure of the day…

  7. I am glad John is in a better place and can play his guitar as loud as he wants. I am sorry for everyones loss, he was an awesome and sweet man. I just wish the world appreciated him more. I am sorry I will not be able to make the memorial, but he will forever be in my heart. Much love to his family and friends. John is saving our seats for the reunion.

    Susanna Lyon Lamoreux
  8. Offering my condolences for your kind hearted son. A highly intelligent man, he worked very hard to learn everything he could about the animals he cared for daily. He shared his life with some really funny and thoughtful commentaries.

    Karolynn Niven
  9. With my deepest condolences to his family. I worked with John for 6 years plus and it was a pleasure knowing him. He helped others when needed and always enjoyed talking about the animals. He was a quiet person but from time to time he would joke around and allowed people into his personal thoughts and feelings. John will be missed from his MRB crew.

  10. I’m sorry I was unable to attend yesterday. I went to school with John. He was always very nice. He will certainly be missed. My love and thoughts will be with you.

    Ben Diaz
  11. Donna, this is your cousin, Nita (George and Frieda’s youngest). I read about your son on Facebook. I know firsthand that a son has a special place in a mom’s heart, mine breaks for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy and love to you .

  12. Im missing my best bud already. John Jr and I been thru it all. We lived together, worked together and traveled together. We had many memories of some good times. He was bull headed at times and there was no changing his mind in many things. He loved more than hated. He smiled more than he complained.
    And he loved you John and Donna and never missed a chance to show it. He told me often how he missed and wanted to see his mom and dad. And you couldnt help but admire his constant display of what it is to be a good person.

    Ardy B
  13. John was a kind hearted soul. I knew him for many years from work and he always had a strong work ethic and cared deeply for our animals he took care of. He has peace in the arms of our Lord.

    Greg H

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