Dr. George G. “Tom” Carothers, age 82, of East Grand Rapids passed away August 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Allen Carothers. George is survived by his wife, Melissa Carothers; special friend, Dawn Burns; children, Dan Carothers, Dr. James (Joanna) Carothers, Gretchen (Jon) Swedin, Mary Kathleen Carothers, Emma Burns and daughter Carter, Payton Burns; grandchildren, Amelia, Finn, Poppy and Tate Carothers, Aggie and Archie Swedin; sisters, Kay Kampfschulte, Ann Robbins; and many nieces and nephews. George graduated from Michigan State University and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was an associate professor at Michigan State University College of Medicine and founder of Michigan Urological Clinic. George was an avid sports fan, golfer, and runner. Family will greet visitors Friday, August 13, 2021, from 4-7pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.