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
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
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.