Michael Otey

Michael Ward "Mike" Otey

Tuesday, April 20th, 1948 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Michael “Mike” Ward Otey, 72, of Roanoke, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, after battling a long illness.

Mike was a member of Mountain Pass Baptist Church in Salem, where he was honored to serve as a Deacon, an Usher, and to serve on several committees. Due to numerous disabilities over recent years, one thing Mike missed most was attending church to worship his Lord with family and friends. Mike Worked in the automobile business for over 51 years in Salem. He worked as the Service Manager for Salem Motors, Dominion Car Co., and retired from Hart Motor Co.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Ward Otey; family members, Nellie and Paul Lockhart; as well as his brother-in-law, Bobby Dickson.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 46 years, Mary Otey; a cherished son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Mandy Otey; two beautiful granddaughters, Eliza Nellie and Mazlynn Esther Otey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Janet Otey, as well as Don and Jo Ellen Otey; Sisters-in-law, Connie Buckland, and Janie Dickson; special friend/brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Denise Lockhart; as well as numerous, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A private graveside service for immediate family only will be held on Monday, at Sherwood Memorial Park. The service will be officiated by Mike’s dear friend and pastor, Rev. Jack Richards Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions in his name to Carilion Clinic Hospice, 1615 Franklin Rd. SW Roanoke, VA 24016 or to Mountain Pass Baptist Church WMU, 2975 Catawba Valley Dr. Salem, VA 24153.
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    Monday, April 27th, 2020 |
    Monday, April 27th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Jack Richards, Jr.
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    Monday, April 27th, 2020 |
    Monday, April 27th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Judy Doughty

Posted at 12:42pm
To Mary and family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I worked with Mike at Hart Motors. He was a hard worker and I enjoyed working with him. I have gotten to know know Mary since he retired because I would at try an call an check on Mike and Mary at least once a month or so. Mike has been missed alot since he left Hart Motor Company. So Mary, I will call an check on you now. Mike can now watch over his family from Heaven.

Frank & Helen Stacy

Posted at 01:55pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. What a wonderful person.
Frank & Helen Stacy

Martha Guthrie

Posted at 01:46pm
My husband and I knew Mike when he worked for Dominion and Hart. A wonderful and thoughtful person. He will be missed. Condolences to the family and prayers. Martha and Jim Guthrie

David Matthew fizer

Posted at 09:37am
One of the finest gentleman. A great boss and mentor. The world lost a good one.
Thanks Mike
D.M. Fizer

Douglas and Herlinda Witt

Posted at 06:17pm
With caring thoughts,
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