Thomas H. Otey III

                    August 25, 1936  -  March 18, 2012

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Thomas Herbert Otey III peacefully departed this life on Sunday, March 19, 2012. He was born on August 25, 1936 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Thomas Herbert Otey, Jr. and Mary Bell Otey. He attended the Norfolk Public School System. He retired from the International Longshoreman Association after 25 years of service. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia where he faithfully served with the Homeless Outreach Ministry and the Male Usher Board.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Shirley Grandison Otey, two daughters Patricia Vaughan, husband Elijah Vaughan, and Karen Parker, husband Dwight Parker; two sons Thomas Herbert Otey IV, and Kevin Otey, wife Laura Otey; one brother Marvin Otey, wife Carolyn Otey; three sisters Sylvia Billups, Deborah Loiseau, and Cleo Reap; 10 grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephew.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Graves Funeral Home, 1631 Church Street, Norfolk, VA.



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Born: August 25, 1936

Death: March 18, 2012


This memorial provided by:
Graves Funeral Home
Norfolk, VA