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Dale Blair Otto

January 24, 1935 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 85)

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Obituary

Dale Blair Otto, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, son of the late Harry Blair Otto and Nora Kreider Otto. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Joyce; a sister Lois Vuncannon; and a brother Hugh Otto. Dale joined the military at a young age and he and his wife were stationed in Germany but they wished to start a family and returned to the states. Upon return they opened a small donut shop which led to his future career with McKee Baking Company where he worked his way up to Regional Manager. He had such a passion for his job that even when he was not on the clock he would fix the displays in the grocery stores he personally visited with his family. He and his wife were involved in the music ministry of each church they were members of where he was also a minister of music. Dale also joined and traveled with the Singing Men of America group in his later years. He never missed an opportunity to give back to his church and community. Dale was a true disciple of the Lord and always looked forward to being able to share the word of God with someone. His unwavering faith in the Lord was inspiring to all but especially his family who he deeply cherished. Dale will be missed immensely but he leaves a legacy that his friends and family will continue to portray. He set a true example for how a life should be lived. He was a current member of North Belmont Church of God. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Cindy Mattox and her husband Tom; a brother Beryl Otto; three sisters Margaret Smith, Pat Frase, and Phyllis Boston; five grandchildren Tiffany Smith and her husband Charlie, Travis Taylor and his wife Rebekah, Johnny Mattox, Tommy Mattox, and Taylor Eager and her husband Jon; as well as eight great grandchildren Cadence, McKenzie, Chase, Tommy, Kipton, Conleigh, Hudson, and Jaylin. The family will greet guests from Noon until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 at North Belmont Church of God, 2316 Acme Road, Belmont. A service to celebrate Dale's life, officiated by Rev. Carl Overton, will be held immediately following at 1:00 p.m. also at the church. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte. Arrangements are in the care of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 1, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
North Belmont Church of God (Belmont)

Celebration of Life
Thursday
October 1, 2020

1:00 PM
North Belmont Church of God
2316 Acme Road
Belmont, NC 28012

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