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Anthony Lee Otey, Sr.


Sunrise: June 23, 1955

Sunset: September 15, 2022

Anthony Lee Otey, Sr., was born on June 23, 1955 in Norfolk, VA. He was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System, including Booker T. Washington High School, where he became a wrestling champion and Team Captain until his graduation in 1975. His talent earned him a scholarship to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

When Anthony returned to Norfolk, he embarked on several careers. Those careers utilized his various skills and talents, including:

  • Crance operator at Hall Hodges for 30+ years
  • Maintenance chief at Thomas Market for 10+ years
  • Contractor for Marriott Hotel for 5 years

He was also known as a “jack of all trades,” and did a number of jobs for family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Adams; children Anthony L. Otey Jr., Annette Otey, and Arnesia Otey; and grandchildren Dion McElroy, Keonta Otey, Alexis Otey, Shy Anthony Otey, Takayla Sherrod, Romyan McLaughlin, Issac McLaughin, and Ayden Otey.

Besides his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory brothers and sisters: Frank Otey, James Otey, Felicia Otey (deceased), John Adams, Dorothy Young, Oliver Adams, and Calvin Adams.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Harvin Sr. His siblings; Nancy C. Harvin, Charles L. Harvin Jr., Stacey O. Harvin all remember him fondly.

Anthony was also preceded by “adoptive” parents, Margaret and Solomon Smallwoord. He was close with his “brothers and sisters” from this union as well.

Besides his family, he loved and cared for many people – both young and old – in the community.

Viewing Friday, September 23, 2022 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Bethlehem Baptist Church 1502 Link Street Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Saturday, September 24, 2022 11:00 AM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Roosevelt Memorial Park Chesapeake, Virginia

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    ReesieCup says

    BALDHEAD !! IMay you sleep in Peace !! You will Always and Forever be remembered and Loved by Ma Hattie and the Crew.. ( Banana 99)

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      Annette Felecia-lene Otey says

      Love yall😘

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    Dee carroll says

    Love you otey forever with me papa im going to continue to be there for nana and forever keep you name alive

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    Lora Keeling says

    You fought a good fight ..God got you now ..Rest In paradise..🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Tonya Carroll says

    Mr. O’tey Thank You for being Great Steadfast and Helping Everyone in Need ! Your memories is forever in our hearts ♥️ 💜 My mom’s kids, grandkids and extended miss You! We celebrated You with our Mom PC for many years, Birthdays and Holidays just because you are Mr. O’tey! Rest Easy Mr. O’tey 🙏🏾

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    Xaviera McFarland says

    Rest well Mr. Otey, you were a real Stand Up fellow. I enjoyed talking and absolutely loved when you coked cabbage and hot fried fish. i can you saying “McFarland I got hot fish coming up”
    I love they way Mr. Otey cared for my BFF Tonya momma, Priscilla, her children and grands. Papa Otey was there and present for All of us connected to PC and her family.
    Men of your commitment, hard work, ethic and always a listening ear to all of us are rare jewels in God’s crown.
    I am heartbroken about your passing, but I am reminded that in heaven there is NO pain and suffering does not exist!
    Take your Rest,
    May his family find comfort in knowing Mr. Otey was an example of a “good man.”
    God’s Blessing Favor and Strenght to the
    Otey and Alston families

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    April Carter says

    My condolences to my family. There are so many memories running through my mind. I am thinking of my Mother and how she is smiling at the sight of he favorite cousin. May God continue to watch over our family. Rest Easy Anthony aka Antney.

    Love,
    April Elizabeth Carter
    daughter of Sandra Lee McGhee Carter “Sanlee”

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