Harold G. Otey

Born: Sat., Aug. 16, 1924
Died: Mon., Apr. 6, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 11, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Harold G. Otey, 90, Oblong, IL, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday April 6, 2015. He was at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Harold was born on August 16, 1924 in Oblong, IL. He was the son of Samuel Scott Otey and Bertha Maude (Beabout) Otey. On Nov. 27, 1946 he married Neva Irene Lindsey, the love of his life and she survives.

Harold was Shift Foreman in the Products Control Dept. at Marathon Oil Refinery in Robinson, IL, for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He served his country during WWII serving in the U.S. Army Air Force; made 61 bombing missions and one plane crash. He was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1942; Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL, as well as a member of the Oblong American Legion Post #219. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and relaxing by sitting next to a lake or stream. He especially enjoyed the time that he spent friends and family.

Survivors include his wife Neva Otey, Oblong, IL; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diana K. and Paul Smith, Mitchell, IN; Brenda G. and David Richart, Robinson, IL; Beverly A. Otey, Evanston, IL; seven grandchildren, Scott Smith and fiancé Christine Samsil, Paoli, IN; Chris and Missy Smith, Indianapolis, IN; Lindsey and Trent Seitzinger, Mitchell, IN;, Michael and Jodie Richart, Daniel and Laura Richart and Steven and Christina Richart all of Robinson, IL; Josh Will, Evanston, IL; thirteen great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren; sister Ida Mae Jordan, Jackson, MO; four sisters-in-law, Dortha Otey, Midland, MI; Blodwyn Price, Oblong, IL; Imogene Lindsey and Mary Lou Lindsey both of Robinson,IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Harold in death were his parents, one son Gary Otey (2012); son-in-law Daniel Daley; three brothers Leo, Gilbert and Kenneth Otey; four sisters Pauline Smith, Sara Ruth Howard, Marguerite Heldt and Mary B. Kernohan.

A Celebration of Harold’s Life will held Saturday April 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL, with Rev Mick Laflin officiating. Burial will follow at Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL, with Military Rites conducted at the grave by Oblong American Legion Post #219. Visitation will be Friday April 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may be shown as a contribution to Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL, or Oblong School Academic Foundation. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
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