Gary W. Otey

Born: Sat., Jul. 21, 1951
Died: Thu., Sep. 20, 2012

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Gary W. Otey

Gary W. Otey, 61, Oblong, Illinois, passed away on Thursday September 20, 2012, at good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana.

He was born on July 21, 1951, to Harold and Neva (Lindsey) Otey, on his mother's birthday.

Gary was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1969 and Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, Illinois where he was a member of the church choir for many years and also served on many of the church committees. Gary served in the U. S. Air Force four years from 1970 to 1974. Two of those years he was stationed in Germany at Ramstein AFB. He attended Lincoln Trail College, receiving a degree in Petroleum Technology. Gary worked in New Mexico and Casper, Wyoming for Mel-Chem Chemical Company for ten years. He later returned to Lincoln Trail College, receiving a degree in Computer Technology. He managed the bookstore at Lincoln Trail for a time. Gary taught computers in the State of
Illinois prison system for fifteen years. His last employment was manager of Crawford Recycling.

Gary is survived by his parents, Harold and Neva Otey; three sisters and brothers-in-law Diana & Paul Smith, Brenda & David Richart and Beverly Otey; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Gary is preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel & Bertha Otey and Perl & Florence Lindsey as well as a brother-in-law Dan Daley.

A celebration of Gary's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Central United Methodist Church, 112 North Range Street, Oblong, Illinois. A casual gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the church. A private family graveside service was held earlier at the Hardinville Cemetery.

The family request in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Central United Methodist Church or the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

Condolences to the family may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.
Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois assisted the family with the services.

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