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Henry Davis Ott

January 12, 1929 — November 26, 2023

Henry Davis Ott, Jr., a man of humor, kindness, and a knack for fixing anything that came his way, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023, at the age of 94, in Spartanburg, SC. Born on January 12, 1929, in St. Matthews, SC, Henry was a beacon of light and laughter in the lives of all who knew him.

Henry was the beloved son of the late Henry Davis Ott, Sr. and Emily Nabinet Ott. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Ernestine Stabler Ott, his brother, Edwin Davis Ott, and his sister, Emmie Ruth Ott. His memory will be treasured and kept alive by his loving daughters, Mona Louise Ott and Rebecca Ott Harley, his son-in-law, Bill Harley, his nephew, Edwin D. Ott, his nephew, Rev. Burton Ott, and his niece, Kathy Ott Prior.

Henry served three years in the United States Army, after finishing his service, He graduated with a BS in Business from Newberry College, Henry embarked on a successful career in packaging sales. He dedicated 42 years to Milliken & Co, where he was not only respected for his work ethic but also adored for his ever-present smile and quick wit. His colleagues often remarked that Henry could lighten the mood of any meeting with his humor and that his presence was a gift to the workplace.

Henry's passion for life extended beyond his professional achievements. An avid golfer, he could often be found on the greens, sharing jokes with his golfing buddies and perfecting his swing. His love for Clemson sports was unmatched, and he rarely missed a game, cheering on his team with fervor and pride. Fishing was another of Henry's joys, providing him with quiet moments of reflection and the thrill of the catch.

Those who knew Henry will remember him as a man who was always ready to lend a hand or share a laugh. His kind spirit and handy skills made him a go-to person in times of need. His family and friends will miss his funny stories, his warm embrace, and the kindness that he extended to everyone he met.

Henry's life was a testament to the power of positivity and the impact of a kind heart. His legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him, and his memory will be cherished in the stories that will be told and retold by those who loved him.

As we bid farewell to Henry Davis Ott, Jr., we celebrate a life well-lived, full of joy, laughter, and love. His was a journey of making the ordinary extraordinary, simply by being himself. Henry's spirit will forever be a guiding light to his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with this remarkable man.
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