James Edward Otter

Friday, September 30, 2016

James Edward Otter, 62, El Dorado Springs, Mo. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at a hospital in Overland Park, Kan. James was born March 4, 1954 in Norton, Kan. to Arthur Thomas Otter and Cecelia Katherine (Moos) Otter. On Sept. 5, 1975 he was united in marriage to his former wife, Nancy (Davis) Otter at Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada, Mo.

James was raised in the Norton, Kan. area. His family moved to Missouri as a young child and lived in Milford, Sheldon and Deerfield, Mo. areas. James worked for Lawrence and Sons in Deerfield, Midwest Coal Mine, Bronaugh, Mo., and retired from Wadsworth Construction Co., Phoenix, Ariz.

James loved to hunt and fish, play cards and enjoyed taking pictures of the places he visited while working for Wadsworth.

James is survived by one son, Corey Edward Otter and his wife Stephanie, of Deerfield;

Four grandchildren, Haley, CJ, Braxton and Brady Otter all of the Deerfield area; his mother, Cecelia; three sisters, Anne, Delores, Rose; two brothers, Mark, Quentin; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, Arthur, three brothers, Richard, Jerry and Leon and one son, Christopher Earl Otter.

Arrangements were under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, the family received friends between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2016 at the funeral home and burial followed in Nevada's Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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