The Obit For Otho Mickey

Otho Lemar Mickey

The Winston-Salem Journal on 3/8/2008.

Otho Lemar Mickey, 81, of Walkertown went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born in Winston-Salem on Nov. 2, 1926, to the late Carl E. and Thelma Kiger Mickey. Otho was a graduate of Mineral Springs High School where he was an award-winning athlete. He attended High Point College and afterward signed a professional baseball contract with the Coastal Plains League. Otho officiated high school and college basketball for 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Bell South with 38 years of service. He was a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church where he sang in the Men' s Chorus.

Otho will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him. A brother, Carl E. Mickey Jr., and wife Martha Leigh Mickey preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruby Jones Mickey; a daughter, Lynn Mickey Creech; and a son, Ted Mickey, and daughter-in-law Brenda M. Mickey of Walkertown; four grandchildren, Joie R. Stevens and husband Brent Stevens of Kernersville; Kelly R. Padgett and her husband, Bryan Padgett, of Wilmington; and Drew Mickey and Katy Mickey of Walkertown; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Casey Stevens of Kernersville and Morgan Padgett of Wilmington; a sister, Coleen Day, and her husband, T.F. Day, of Pfafftown; and a brother, Ted A. Mickey, and wife Mary Mickey of Winston-Salem.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Hal Schwantes officiating. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 8, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, 2715 Darrow Road, Walkertown, NC 27051, or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.